A typical central air conditioner lasts between 12 and 15 years with proper installation and maintenance. To maximize how long your air conditioner will keep your home cool and comfortable, make sure to hire a reputable company for the installation and keep up with annual AC maintenance.
Central Air Conditioner Installation
Installation is a very important factor when it comes to how long an air conditioner lasts. The best installations are a result of a thorough inspection of your home by a professional that includes heat loss and gain calculations, a survey of existing equipment and ducting, electrical panel, location, wiring and drain considerations, and factors that could impact areas of the home. Improperly sizing a unit for your home can result in poor cooling, poor dehumidifying, and poor performance. Matching equipment with your comfort expectations, budget and performance requirements will make a huge difference in your overall satisfaction and comfort.
An air conditioner installation is complex and requires multiple skills to get it done correctly and to code. To ensure you’re dealing with the best company, ask about the licenses, permits and local code requirements for the installation. Carelessness or inexperience could result in a faulty installation. With Furnaces and Air Conditioners, a poor installation costs you more in the long run.
Central Air Conditioner Maintenance
Annual AC maintenance is a significant factor in how long your air conditioner lasts. During a yearly service appointment, an HVAC technician can clean key components, perform a safety inspection and make small adjustments. Preventative maintenance can help catch any problems early and help ensure the system continues to operate reliably and efficiently.
Air conditioners usually last anywhere between 12 and 15 years, but it really depends on the system, how well it was installed and whether it’s been properly maintained. If your unit is over a decade and you’re having issues—it might actually be more affordable to upgrade than paying for constant repairs.
Schedule an appointment with Delta Air Systems and we can give you an honest assessment of your current air conditioner and a quote for upgrading.
Delta Air Systems has been providing quality AC service to the Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph and Cambridge areas for over 50 years. We have the experience and expertise to help keep your home comfortable season after season.