Homeowners dread unexpected expenses, and replacing an air conditioning system can be a big one. The answer to the question “How long do air conditioners last?” is not simple and straightforward. Many factors come into play when trying to determine when you will need to replace your air conditioner. Generally speaking, an air conditioner can be expected to last 10-15 years.
Be Prepared to Replace Your Air Conditioner
Don’t get caught sweating in the summer heat, especially if you know that your air conditioner is over 10 years old. It’s important to know how old your system is and to pay attention to how it operates. A properly sized and installed air conditioning system will run at an appropriate cycle and experience less wear and tear on its components. If your system is constantly running it may be too small for your home and will struggle to maintain consistent temperatures. Proper home insulation and ventilation are other factors that contribute to the longevity of your air conditioner. You should avoid setting your thermostat too high or too low. An optimal range would be between 60 °F and 80 °F. Hiring an HVAC professional inspect your air conditioner can give you a good idea of when you may need to replace it.
Regular Air Conditioning Maintenance Matters
Making sure that you have your air conditioner serviced regularly is the best way to keep your system running longer. Many common air conditioning issues can be caught before they happen by inspecting the unit and replacing small parts that are known to wear down over time. Oliver offers an annual HVAC Maintenance Plan for homeowners throughout the Delaware Valley that not only will help keep your system running efficiently, but also offers you priority service and discounts on any necessary repairs.
Oliver is Here to Help
If you are wondering how long your air conditioner has left before you need to replace it, have one of the expert air conditioning technicians at Oliver inspect your system. We’ll be able to check all working parts and make sure your unit is set up to run efficiently. If you need any repairs we can help get your system back in working order quickly and affordably. Should we find that you are probably due for a replacement we will walk you through all of your options so that you know your home will stay cool for many summers to come. Contact us today for an inspection or estimate on a new air conditioner.