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How Long Does an Air Conditioner Last?

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A common question we get from homeowners is how long they can expect an air conditioner to last. While there are a number of different factors that can impact the lifespan of an AC, you can typically expect a system to last between 10 and 15 years.

To give you a better idea of how long your air conditioner will keep you cool and comfortable, we’ve outlined three main factors that can affect a cooling system’s lifespan.

1. Regular Maintenance

Proper maintenance is the most important factor to help extend an AC’s lifespan. Routine professional maintenance is crucial as it can increase overall efficiency and identify any problems before they develop into costly repairs.

2. System Quality

Like any major investment, it’s important to do thorough research so you know exactly what you’re getting and what to expect. Not all cooling systems are created equal, so make sure to take the time to learn about the manufacturer, including the average expected lifespan and any issues associated with that specific model.

3. HVAC Company & Installation

A job done poorly is a job that should’ve been avoided in the first place. While proper maintenance and overall system quality play a large role in determining how long an air conditioner will last, so does the quality of the HVAC company and installation process. Avoiding companies with a history of cutting corners and poor quality assurance will go a long way towards maximizing the life expectancy of your cooling system.

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A1 Air Conditioning & Heating has been designing and installing heating and air conditioning systems for over 50 years. With our unparalleled knowledge and experience, we can help you choose the right products to keep you comfortable all year long.

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