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How Long Do A/C Systems Last Before They Need To Be Replaced?

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Contractors will agree that there’s really no specific timeframe on when a customer’s HVAC system will last. It all depends on a number of factors, including use, environmental issues, weather discrepancies, and system maintenance.

Occupant behavior can also affect the overall lifespan of your HVAC equipment as well. Things such scented laundry products, personal hygiene products, air fresheners and corrosive contaminants can affect air quality. Constantly opening the door or changing the thermostat, and on-off cycling typically makes your A/C do extra work. The compressor works the hardest when it’s on start-up mode.

Based on the factors presented above, we can safely conclude that the common lifetime range of an adequately-sized and properly installed A/C unit will be somewhere around 10, 15 to 20 years. HVAC unit components wear out and break down over time, or experience a reduction in overall efficiency which can hasten the expected life of the system.

When Is The Best Time To Have A/C Systems Replaced?

An appliance that has been working for approximately two-thirds of its expected lifespan, and requires repair costs beyond 25 percent of the full replacement cost would have reached the end of its life. If the essential components, i.e., the refrigerant is no longer supported or has become obsolete, then it’s time to have it replaced with a newer model.

Technological advancements have extended life cycles of A/C units greatly. The more efficient an HVAC system, the better it performs and the less money you’ll need to shell out for operational and maintenance costs.

Call Affordable Air & Heat To Learn More About Our A/C Services

At Affordable Air and Heat, we maintain, repair and install any and all kinds of A/C units and HVAC systems for both residential and commercial properties. We’re prompt, reliable and pay special attention to detail. Our experienced technicians can maintain your A/C system for optimum performance and maximum lifespan.

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