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How long will my air conditioner last?

Posted on: June 28, 2013

The lifespan of your air conditioner is largely dependent on the quality of its installation, the maintenance performed on it, and how often it’s used. In general, a well-maintained and properly installed air conditioner in our climate will last between 10 and 15 years. However, as it gets older, it will begin to slow down, become less efficient, and cost more money to operate and maintain.

If your AC has reached the end of its days, call James A. Wheat & Sons at 240-399-5051240-399-5051 for an air conditioner replacement in Gaithersburg, MD and the surrounding areas.

How to Increase Your Air Conditioner’s Lifespan

Your air conditioner will most likely last between 10 – 15 years before its efficiency and performance start to plummet. But there are things you can do to extend the life of your equipment and keep it running smoothly before it’s time for a replacement—and to help keep frequent repairs at bay:

  • Invest in a professional, reliable installation – if you already have your AC, the ship may have already sailed on this one, but keep it in mind for your next air conditioner.
  • Have annual maintenance performed – have maintenance performed on your AC once a year before the summer season starts. That ensures everything is in proper working order and your AC can function efficiently.
  • Change your air filters regularly – it’s very important that you change your air filters regularly. This helps improve the airflow and performance of your system.

When Is it Time for an Air Conditioner Replacement?

How do you know when your air conditioner has reached the end of its life and it’s time to replace it? Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is the temperature inconsistent from room-to-room in my home?
  • Are my utility bills going up?
  • Is it difficult to regulate the temperature in my home?
  • Is my air conditioner older than 10 – 15 years?
  • Is my air conditioner breaking down frequently and costing a lot in repairs?
  • Is my air conditioner 12 SEER or lower?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, it’s time for an air conditioner replacement! A new air conditioner could be the solution to all your problems—just call James A. Wheat & Sons today to learn more!

Schedule Your Air Conditioner Replacement today

If your air conditioner is more than 10 – 15 years old and you’re ready to improve your home’s energy efficiency, call James A. Wheat & Sons. We can replace your failing AC and help you stay comfortable and cool all summer long. Contact us today!