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June 20, 2019

What is the Life Expectancy of an HVAC System?

HVAC System Expentancy

Your HVAC system is a critical part of your home and business that can ensure a comfortable living or working space. It is important that you know basic information about your air conditioning system. That includes knowing the basic life expectancy of your system. Below, we will list the three major types of air conditioners and their expected life expectancy.

Central Air Conditioning

A central air conditioning system is the most common system that you will find in any home or business. With a central air conditioning system, the outdoor unit will circulate air through a network of ducts throughout the structure. The expected life of a central air conditioner is about 15-20 years with proper maintenance. It is recommended that an HVAC professional does a routine maintenance check of the system every 12 months to ensure proper performance.

Mini-Split or Ductless Central Air Conditioner

A mini-split system or ductless central air conditioning system is found in most older homes as a retrofitted unit. With this system, the unit will send climate controlled air to up to four different parts of the home. This system is ideal for those who only use a portion of their home or their business at one time. Therefore, you can potentially save thousands of dollars per year on your energy bill. This system operates much like a central air conditioning system and has a life expectancy of about 15-20 years. It is also recommended that you have an experienced HVAC professional perform annual maintenance of the system to ensure proper operation.

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Maintaining your HVAC system will allow it to last longer. That will save you anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars down the road. If you would like to learn more on how to save more and extend the life of your air conditioning system, contact us at Christian Heating and Air Conditioning today. We can happily have one of our experienced HVAC professionals give you a free estimate on a new system or schedule a tune up today!

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