One of the most common questions our DDI air conditioning technicians get is…
“How long will my AC last?”
And it’s no wonder, with air conditioning units being one of the most needed, and most expensive appliances in Florida homes. Here is what some of the experts have to say about how long your AC unit should last:
- Carrier, a residential and commercial air conditioner manufacturer, expects AC units to last 10-15 years. Several factors can determine how long an AC lasts, such as the size of the unit, thermostat settings, and installation.
- According to Trane, air conditioners and heat pumps can have a lifespan of 10-12 years while furnaces usually last 15-20 years.
- And Handyman Bob Vila advises that your AC unit should last 12-17 years, citing frequency of use as a determining factor in longevity and life span.
How can you help your AC unit last as long as possible?
With varying answers across the board, all of these sources have one thing in common. They all recommend regularly scheduled maintenance to keep your AC unit working at full capacity for as long as possible.