With summer approaching, it’s the perfect time to schedule routine maintenance on your AC unit. Regularly servicing your air conditioning unit will help it last longer and prevent you from encountering any unexpected breakdowns. Don’t wait until you’re sitting in an overheated house with a costly bill to call an HVAC technician.

How long your air conditioner unit lasts depends on many factors, including how often you change your air filters and how well you clean your indoor and outdoor units. Regardless of the age of your current unit, regular maintenance can help it last longer and perform better all summer long.

How Long Will My Air Conditioning Unit Last?

When you turn on your AC unit, dust and debris particles start collecting in the filter. As your unit ages, it accumulates stress from the pressure of built-up particles until it eventually breaks. Your air conditioning unit relies on maintenance checks to alleviate pressure and unclog dust and debris from the coils, fans, and ducts.

Some factors that will affect the lifespan of your AC unit:

  • Frequently used unit
  • Heat and humidity levels in your area
  • Mis-sized units

How Can I Maintain My Unit?

Viviano Heating and Air Conditioning makes caring for all your HVAC needs easy. We offer a maintenance membership program for maintaining your home’s heating and air conditioning, saving you money in the long run. When you get services done on your unit, you are extending its lifespan, and as a homeowner, it’s important to know some basic maintenance tips.

Basic at-home maintenance tips:

  • Replace your filters at least once a year.
  • Clean your indoor unit.
  • Clear the outdoor unit.
  • Clean the condensate drain.
  • Check for AC leaks.

When Is It Time to Replace My Air Conditioning Unit?

Before deciding if it’s time to replace your HVAC system, find out what needs to be replaced and the cost to get it fixed. We recommend getting your AC unit serviced at least once a year to prolong its lifespan. Modern AC units last anywhere from 15 to 20 years, but older units last closer to 10 to 12 years. If you have an outdated AC, your unit may contain a refrigerant Freon, which is no longer sold in the U.S. and is a good sign it’s time to look into an AC unit replacement.

Be on the lookout for any signs that there may be something wrong, such as:

  • Unusual noises
  • Blowing warm air
  • Increasing bill
  • Foul odors
  • Poor airflow
  • Leakage

What Should I Look for In A New System?

The most important thing to look for when choosing a new AC unit is a reliable installation company. Many new HVAC systems are improperly installed, damaging the unit, leaving you with polluted air, and costing you a significant amount in repairs. As a family-owned business, we treat every client like our own family and ensure every unit is installed correctly and serviced.

Advancements in technology allow modern AC units to be more cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and user-friendly. When looking for a new system, it’s crucial to take note of the seasonal energy efficiency ratings (SEER). SEERs measure your air conditioner’s efficiency, and the higher the SEER rating, the lower your monthly bills will be.

How Can I Get Started?

At Viviano Heating and Air Conditioning, we pride ourselves on providing quality services to satisfy our customers. Whether you need maintenance before the warm weather hits or are looking to replace your current unit, contact us today. We have all your HVAC needs covered, and we use top-brand equipment so your unit will last longer.

The best way to make your air conditioning unit last longer is to take care of it by scheduling a maintenance check with Viviano! We’ll clean and inspect your unit to ensure its efficiency and your comfort all summer long. Call today to set up an appointment with one of our technicians.