How Long Do HVAC Units Last?

February 27, 2024

In Southern California, air conditioning is essential for keeping your home comfortable in the summer. Unexpected breakdowns are a major inconvenience; if you’ve ever experienced one, you want to know how to prevent them!

We break down the average life of an AC unit so you’ll know when to expect replacement needs. Plus, follow our AC maintenance tips for making your HVAC system run smoothly and last as long as possible!

The Average Lifespan of An Air Conditioner

If you take an average of all different makes and models of air conditioners, you can expect a well-maintained unit to last between 10 and 15 years. Older, lower-quality AC units will fall on the lower end of that range, while newer models will last you closer to the 15-year mark.

If installing a new system, look for air conditioners with a higher Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER). The higher the number, the more efficient. We also recommend asking your HVAC technician to help you pick a system based on your home size and preferences – they’ll be happy to help!

Why AC Systems Sometimes Need to Be Replaced Sooner

Though high-quality equipment significantly makes your AC last its maximum lifespan, three other factors contribute to installation quality, exposure to extreme conditions and maintenance.

If your air conditioner isn’t installed properly, it’s more likely to suffer from premature wear and tear. Opt for an HVAC repair and installation company with a trusted reputation. At ProFlo, we’re known for our eye for detail and dedication to quality work.

Secondly, extreme weather conditions can place a strain on your AC and take a few years off its life expectancy. To minimize the impact of high humidity or extremely high temperatures, make routine professional maintenance an even higher priority!

Professional air conditioning maintenance ensures your unit is running with maximum efficiency. This means your unit won’t have to work as hard to produce the same cooling effect, minimizing the risk of breakdowns and premature damage.

How Professional AC Maintenance Improves Your ROI

Heating and air conditioning are two of your home’s most costly – but essential – systems. Professional maintenance ensures your HVAC system lasts as long as possible by maximizing efficiency and catching minor issues before they escalate.

During your annual AC maintenance appointment, we’ll thoroughly inspect your system. We’ll replace your air filters, clean your condenser coils, and make any minor AC repairs or adjustments necessary to keep your system running smoothly.

We’re proud of our five-star reputation in Temecula Valley – give us a call at 951-694-1300 or contact us online to see the ProFlo difference for yourself!

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