How Long Does an Air Conditioning Unit Last?

How Long Does an Air Conditioning Unit Last?

Air conditioning systems help people keep their homes cool in the hot summer months. It’s important for homeowners to maintain an air conditioning unit to help keep the systems operating. By performing preventative maintenance, homeowners may increase the life and performance of an A/C unit. Inspecting an air conditioning unit and performing some do-it-yourself maintenance steps can provide homeowners with steps you can take to maintain your air conditioning units and prepare them for use during warm weather.

Frequent Use

How often homeowners use the air conditioning unit impacts how long the system lasts. If you use an A/C unit, it may require replacing within 15 years. When you use your A/C unit on an irregular basis, the unit may last for 25 years. Should a homeowner be comfortable raising the temperature of the home by a few degrees, you can increase the longevity of your A/C unit.

Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance can help extend the life of an air conditioning unit. There are 58% of A/C units that do not receive annual maintenance. The annual service provided by an HVAC professional can extend the life of the A/C unit, which costs less than the cost of repairing a unit or installing one that is not serviced often.

Frequent Cleaning

Cleaning an air conditioner helps to extend the life of the unit. When a unit is dirty, it impacts the lifespan and performance of the air conditioning unit. Dirt can build up on the air conditioning unit. It's important to clean the A/C unit often to improve its performance. Homeowners can replace the filter in the air conditioning unit and reduce the accumulation of dirt that may cause the system to fail.

Air Filters and Purifiers

When homeowners don’t replace the A/C filter, it can cause issues in the home. The air quality experts at TDI Air Conditioning can assist homeowners with finding an air filter to meet your needs among the variety of filters we offer our customers.

An HVAC professional may need to repair an A/C unit if the airflow causes damage to the A/C unit because of neglect. Our team can install a mechanical air filter which can improve the air quality in your home. Air filters protect your home's heating and cooling systems. Homeowners can choose filters that are more advanced than the filters that come with their homes. A mechanical filter or air purifiers offers more advanced air quality than standard air filters.

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A good maintenance schedule can help homeowners improve the performance of an A/C unit. Homeowners can call us today for air conditioning services!