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Like any other mechanical device, an air conditioning unit eventually will break down. This is a fact that every homeowner or commercial building owner must factor into their annual budget, as it’s very difficult to predict when these essential major appliances will finally kick the bucket. However, there are several factors that can impact the average air conditioner life expectancy in Phoenix AZ and some things you can easily do to extend the life of your AC unit.
Here are some facts to consider.
According the United States Department of Energy, the typical central air conditioning system has a life expectancy of 13-15 years. However, this is a broad stroke that covers data coming in from all 50 US States. In Arizona, due to the extreme heat, weather conditions and other factors, the typical AC unit life expectancy can be reduced by as much as 20% in many cases.
Two items that typically cause an AC unit in Phoenix to break down sooner than other areas of the US including:
After looking at these first two major reasons for AC units breaking down, it might seem to be a daunting task to increase the lifespan of an AC unit in Phoenix. However, it’s really not that difficult. There are two things any homeowner can do to significantly extend the shelf life of any cooling unit:
Besides replacing your indoor filters and scheduling regular air conditioner tune-ups there are not too many things that you can do inside your home to increase the lifespan of an air conditioner. However, the US Department of Energy suggests the following tips to reduce the onset of respiratory illness and will also reduce the workload for your AC system:
It’s always a good idea for homeowners and commercial building owners to keep track of the life expectancy of their cooling and heating systems. However, by staying proactive in regards to cooling system maintenance and completing a few indoor and outdoor maintenance checks yourself, you can prolong that expensive AC replacement service by a few years or more.
Contact Hays Cooling & Heating today at (602) 714-8270 or email us to learn more about extending the life of your AC unit, system tune-ups, maintenance and repair services! It Pays To Call Hays!