The question “how long will my air conditioner last? ” is more prevalent especially in Arizona where the sun mercilessly beats the ground in high degrees and residents usually panic and wonder how long it would take to purchase a new air conditioner. Since air conditioners can be quite expensive, they typically have a reasonable lifespan and can do even better if routine yearly maintenance is done and repairs are taken care of in time.
Factors that affect the lifespan of an HVAC system
Air conditioners last about 15 to 20 years, according to Energy gov. This is merely an assumption since the lifespan heavily depends on various factors like the system’s size, maintenance, and type of the unit. Since many Arizonians depend on the AC for cooling, the system may be overworked which means a similar system working in Texas may not have the same lifespan as the one in Arizona.
Air conditioning professionals also argue that regular maintenance holds the critical difference between an AC that lasts ten years and another that lasts twenty years. Minor tasks such as cleaning, changing and replacing the filters, checking the ducts for leakage, removing debris, replacing and checking the insulation and getting seasonal tune-ups at the beginning of the season goes a long way in lengthening the AC’s lifespan. Routine maintenance is crucial especially in Arizona where the climate is harsh and can help extend the lifespan of the air conditioner up to five more years.
Constant exposure to elements like hot weather, storms, and snow damages the critical parts of the unit and if not taken care of may kill the entire unit’s functioning. To ensure you get the most out of your HVAC system, consider finding a licensed professional HVAC company that will install, repair, replace and perform annual maintenance of your unit to keep it in proper condition. Routine maintenance is a way of investing in your AC system. The little amount of money spent on servicing the unit usually pay up with an extended lifespan.
The air conditioner is an essential equipment for any Arizonian. The choice of how long your AC can last partially lies in your hands. If you purchase a good quality unit that can serve the whole house, install it in the right place, frequently clean, change and replace parts, you can count on a lengthy lifespan.
Honest Air, Inc. Brings the Comfort
Start maintaining your HVAC system today with Honest Air Conditioning company and begin the journey of prolonging your AC’s lifespan. We understand that your air conditioning is not only one of your home’s biggest investments, but also one of the most important come summer time. Contact us for more information or visit our online tools for service requests.