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How Long Do Air Conditioners Last?

We all know that air conditioners don't last forever. But how long do they actually last? And what factors affect their lifespan? These are important questions to consider when you're making decisions about your home's cooling system. In this blog post, we'll explore the average lifespan of an air conditioner and signs to know if it’s time to replace your unit.

The Lifespace of AC

Depending on the type of air conditioning unit, the average lifespan is anywhere from 10 to 20 years. However, many factors can affect the lifespan of an AC unit, including the climate, how often it is used, and whether it is properly maintained. For example, units in warm climates will typically not last as long as those in cooler climates, because they are under greater strain. Similarly, units that are used more frequently will also have a shorter lifespan. Proper maintenance is essential for prolonging the life of an AC unit. Filter changes and regular tune-ups can help to prevent wear and tear, while also keeping the unit running more efficiently. By taking these steps, homeowners can help to ensure that their AC unit lasts for as long as possible.

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your AC

If you’re experiencing the following in your home, it may be a sign to replace your air conditioner:

  • Inconsistent temperatures in different rooms of the house

  • Spikes in your energy bills

  • The unit is getting to be older than 10 years old

  • Hearing strange noises, for example, hissing, popping, whining, grinding, etc.

  • If the airflow is weaker than normal

  • It smells mildewy or off-putting

How We Can Help

While there's not much you can do to prevent your AC from eventually breaking down, there are some things you can do to extend its life span. You can make sure to have it serviced regularly by a professional HVAC technician. This will help to keep it running smoothly and help identify any potential problems before they cause major damage. Our team of professional HVAC technicians is always here to help with any and all air conditioning problems. Whether you need a new unit installed or simply want someone to come out and take a look at your current one, we're always happy to help. Give us a call today!

 

For all of your home services needs and questions contact Monarch Home Services at (661) 271-6099! Keep your home comfortable 24/7 with Monarch Home Services. Proudly serving Central California.