What Is the Average Lifespan of an Air Conditioner?

One of the most common questions our team gets asked when installing a new air conditioning system is “how long will my air conditioning system last?”

This question is tricky because the answer is not black and white—but it does boil down to one factor: how well you maintain your air conditioning system.

Although no two manufacturers produce air conditioning systems that are 100 percent alike, most systems will have the same potential lifespan if you maintain them properly. And, spoiler alert, if you take excellent care of your air conditioning system, it could be around for as long as 25 years!

Read on to learn more about AC life expectancy, plus easy things you can do to ensure your system lasts for years to come.

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The Average Life Expectancy Of an Air Conditioning System

Like we mentioned, every air conditioning system is different, but how well you maintain your air conditioning system certainly influences how long it will cool your home (and how efficiently it does the job).

If you perform absolutely no maintenance on your air conditioning system, you will drastically decrease its lifespan. Air conditioning systems that receive no maintenance typically have a lifespan of just 10 or so years. On the other hand, if you perform light maintenance, your air conditioning system may last around 15 to 18 years.

Homeowners who perform regular maintenance can expect their air conditioning systems to last upwards of 25 years—potentially 15 years more than no maintenance. Considering your air conditioning system is one of the biggest investments you’ll make for your home, it pays to invest in maintenance.

3 Maintenance Tips To Get the Most Out Of Your Air Conditioning System

While there’s no way to determine exactly how long your air conditioning system will last, you can prolong your system’s overall lifespan with proper maintenance.

1. Change the air filter

One of the best things you can do to maintain your air conditioning system is changing the air filter on a regular basis. Luckily, it’s also one of the easiest, and you can do it in just a few minutes. Air filters work to stop particles like dander, dirt, and dust from infiltrating the rooms of your home, but an air filter can only do its job if it’s clean. When air filters get too dirty, not only will it put excess strain on your air conditioner, but it can hinder the air quality in your home.


2. Keep the outdoor component clean

The condenser unit is the part of your air conditioning system located outside. While it’s pretty durable, overgrown grass and other debris can put a strain on your system. Getting in the habit of making sure grass, weeds, sticks and the like haven’t overtaken the condenser will ensure your system functions properly for years to come.


3. Schedule professional tune-ups

Keeping your air conditioning system maintained can feel intimidating for an AC novice, but luckily, your local AC professionals can help. Most reputable AC companies provide AC maintenance services designed to ensure your air conditioning system is in proper-working order. Aside from keeping your AC working for years to come, routine professional tune-ups will lower your utility bills and reduce the need for repairs.



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