Average Lifespan of an Air Conditioner

Replacing an air conditioner is not something that homeowners look forward to and many would like to put it off for as long as possible. While the average lifespan of an air conditioner is between 10 and 15 years, there are a few ways to help extend the amount of time your AC will keep the house cool and comfortable.

Manufacturer & Model
The manufacturer and AC model can have a big effect on how long an air conditioner will last. You want to look for an AC manufacturer that will provide the most efficient cooling performance and give you peace-of-mind knowing it’s built to last. Companies with a reputation for quality and long-lasting reliability will offer longer lifespans.

AC Sizing & Installation
An improperly sized cooling system can lead to major problems. A system that’s too small won’t be able to sufficiently cool your home, which can lead to components and parts being overworked. A system that’s too large will experience short cycling issues that can lead to premature wear and tear and could cause breakdowns. Make sure to choose an HVAC company with a proven track record of quality installations to help ensure your system is properly sized and installed.

Regular Maintenance
Like anything mechanical, your AC will last longer if it’s well-maintained and looked after properly. To extend the lifespan of an air conditioner, make sure to schedule annual professional maintenance, regularly change the air filter and keep the outside condenser clear of debris.

Need to upgrade your AC but don’t know where to start? Check out our AC buying guide!

Upgrading to a new air conditioner is a big decision. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact one of Team Harding’s friendly sales representatives. We can even schedule a FREE quote for AC replacement.

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