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How Long Do Central AC Units Last?

For many homeowners, the central AC unit is something that seems mysterious and complicated. Not to mention, it’s easy to forget about when it’s working. Here’s everything you need to know about how long your AC unit should last and how to maintain it so that it lasts as long as possible.

How Long Should An Air Conditioner Last?

The average AC system can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years, but it isn’t uncommon for an AC to last more or less than that. You should begin monitoring your air conditioner more closely once it reaches 10 years old to maintain it properly.

Factors That Impact AC Lifespans

The lifespan of an AC system depends heavily on a variety of factors, which is why homeowners should understand what those factors are and take action to avoid decreasing their AC unit’s lifespan. Factors that can affect how long an AC unit lasts include:

  • Whether regular maintenance is done or not
  • Local climate (humidity, air pollutants, etc.)
  • Quality of the unit’s sizing and installation
  • Your comfort preferences (thermostat setting and system use)

While there’s no way to ensure that an AC unit lasts longer, regular maintenance, proper sizing and other factors make it much more likely that your AC will stay running better for longer. It’s also important to address air conditioning repairs when the problems occur to avoid compounding problems, as this kind of neglect is a major cause of decreased AC lifespans.

What to Check Before Calling For Repairs

Many homeowners contact their air conditioning company at the first sign of a problem in an effort to ensure the health of their AC unit. Before picking up the phone, however, there are some common things you should check that can help you proactively maintain your air conditioner without having to pay for AC repairs.

  • Clear any obstructions, including changing your air filter.
  • Check your thermostat to make sure the settings are correct.
  • Look for ice on the unit. If ice is present, turn the system off to let it melt.
  • Is there water in the drain pan? If so, take the proper steps to unclog the condensate drain.
  • Make sure that the circuit breaker is switched on.

Express Air Conditioning and Heating makes sure that our customers have the quality air conditioning Pensacola residents deserve. To schedule an appointment, contact us today.

Why We're Different

Our Customers in and around Pensacola know they can trust us with their households repair needs. You can be confident when one of our servicemen visits you house, you will receive top-notch, professional service that is second to one.

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Our Technicians are knowledgeable, skilled and proficient and they can repair any households appliance, AC, or heating unit. When we come to your house to make repairs, you know you're getting the best in the industry.
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Our prices won't break your bank. No one wants to take out a second mortgage to repair their air conditioner or stove, so we make things easier for you by giving you the best service at the lowest possible prices.
We make a customer service a top priority. Other appliance repair companies take forever to arrive, and when they finally get there, they don't fix it right. At Express Air Now, we'll come to your house to make the repairs when you need them not when it's convenient with us. And rest assured we'll fix it right in the first time.

What Our Customers Say

Very Satisfied

Kerry came out and check out our AC and gave us a report, was very happy with his work and look forward to getting serviced in the future with these guys. Very satisfied.

Chase Miller

Knowledgable and Quick

Excellent service and an abundance of knowledge. Found problem rather quickly and got the job done with no obstacles to hold him back.

Charles Olson

Prompt Service

Prompt, courteous, professional service. Quickly located and corrected problem. Would highly recommend.

Bryan Martinez

Highly Recommend

Awesome service, arrived on time diagnosed my problem and got me up in running in no time at all. Highly recommend their services.

Jamie Ledger

Quick and Professional

Kerry was great! Our AC went out last night and Express was here within hours and fixed it very quickly! I’ve been using Express for years and highly recommend them!

Trey Rumley

Excellent Service

Excellent service! Came out late on a Friday evening and finished the job promptly on Monday. Thrilled to have our AC unit back up and running!

Eve Carey