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How Long Will My HVAC System Last?

August 19, 2022 | Blog

If you’ve been wondering how long your AC can last or what may affect its duration, then we have you covered. At Ace Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we are here to provide you with the information needed to make the best decisions for your HVAC unit!

What Is The Average AC Lifespan?

When it comes to your AC, homeowners must understand many factors play into its lifespan. If your air conditioner has not been receiving the proper care, then its duration of use can be severely shortened. Well-maintained ACs may last from 15 to 20 years.

However, even with solid care, it’s best to only expect 10 years out of your unit. Passing the decade threshold may come with your AC beginning to wear out.

What Can Lengthen An AC’s Lifespan?

Routine Maintenance

If you’re looking to ensure that your unit is not only running at peak efficiency but preserving its lifespan, you need AC maintenance. Having our professionals check in on your unit can guarantee it is operating at its best but also work out any issues you may have.

Regularly scheduled maintenance is an absolute must for all homeowners seeking the best performance from their HVAC system.

Change Filters

Your air filters are a key component when it comes to ensuring clean air is in your home. They collect any debris that could be passing through your unit. But over time that accumulated debris can become a huge problem!

The built-up dirt in your air filters can make it harder for air to pass through. This blockage not only hurts your air quality but also strains your air conditioner! Because of this reason, it is mandatory for homeowners to routinely change their air filters.

The rule of thumb is to change your air filter at least once a month.

What Can Shorten An AC’s Lifespan?

Improper Installation

This cause is why you need to turn to our professionals for help with your unit. Not every company can provide you the same veteran, high-quality service that we can. Because of this, many times homeowners can have equipment that isn’t installed correctly.

Poor Components

Because air conditioners can be expensive, an issue new homeowners run into is relying on cheap units. It is still always best to get the best possible unit and professional help within your budget. Despite this, some homeowners may try to cut corners with units that may be made poorly.

If your air conditioner is made with low-quality constructed materials or counterfeit components, then it may struggle in the long run. That life expectancy will not only be shortened but will force you to spend more money after all.

Signs You Need AC Replacement

Unusual Sounds

Your home should be a place of peace and refuge. Not the set of the latest horror flick! If you are hearing eerie and abnormal noises from your AC, then you know it’s not functioning properly.

Foul Smells

An HVAC unit performing at peak capacity should leave your home with easy-to-breathe air. This of course helps with the scent within your home. But if your home is beginning to smell like a high school gym locker, then there is a problem!

High Bills

The more work your AC needs to do to provide air for your home, the more energy it will use. This will become clear for homeowners when they see their electricity bill and realize there is a problem.

Contact Ace Air Conditioning & Plumbing For Professional Maintenance!

If you are ready to get the best in Lake Charles AC replacement and care, then call us now at Ace Air Conditioning & Plumbing! Since 1958, we have been providing elite service in all AC needs. Schedule an appointment today to get tailored assistance for your home’s needs!

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Friendly and Honest

Technician came out to my house within an hour of calling and he was very friendly and honest. I was expecting to have to replace the whole unit or have a salesman try to have me “upgrade” to a newer unit but Mr Jeff was quick to diagnose and correct the problem at a reasonable cost.

Megan M.

Excellent Service!

We called Ace on a Sunday. Several hours later a serviceman arrived, inspected the air conditioner, and got it working. The serviceman was quite knowledgeable. Excellent service!

Diane B.

Highly Recommended

Jace went out of his way to get my air conditioner repaired so that my home would be comfortable for the weekend. He was extremely polite and professional. I highly recommend ACE as a company and Jace as a technician. I could not have been more pleased with the service I received.

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