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How Long Does An A/C Unit Last?

How Long Does An A_C Unit Last American Heating And Cooling Nashville

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In Nashville, we really understand the value of a strong A/C unit. When it breaks, especially on a hot summer day, it can send your daily routine into a tailspin and quickly turn your cool, comfortable home into a hot, humid box. So, how long can you expect your unit to last? Let’s dive in.

The Typical Lifespan of an A/C Unit

The life expectancy of an A/C unit depends on several factors, including:

  • How frequently you use the unit
  • The brand of the unit
  • Whether it’s located in direct sing light for most of the day, which makes it work harder (especially in the hot Nashville sun)
  • How often you perform routine maintenance.

On average, an A/C unit will last between 10-20 years. The range depends largely on whether or not you receive proper maintenance on your unit throughout the years.

How to Extend Your A/C Unit’s Life

Maintenance is the number one factor in extending your A/C unit’s life expectancy. Here’s what you should be doing:

  • Clean debris out of the unit regularly 
  • Cover the unit during winter
  • Protect it from the elements 
  • Change air filters regularly 
  • Monitor the unit’s refrigerant levels
  • Place the unit in a shaded area, so it’s not in direct sunlight. An air conditioning unit that runs or cycles too frequently is at risk of overheating, which can cause a whole host of potentially expensive problems.
  • Schedule yearly tune-ups with a reputable HVAC company. When you give your unit an annual once-over, HVAC professionals will spot any potential issues before they turn into expensive disasters.

Nashville HVAC Professionals You Can Trust

For all of your home heating and cooling needs, contact the expert team at American Heating Cooling. Our team has been the trusted source for air conditioning and heating services in the Nashville area since 1981. Contact us today; let’s find a solution for you!

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"I had nine house guest this weekend. My brother in law, sister in law, niece and new baby were all staying in the basement. I had not been in the basement in months. They woke up Saturday morning freezing. The unit was down. Laura called American. Chad came right out and fixed the unit. He was prompt, efficient, pleasant and a good representative of your company. Just thought you should know. See you next time."
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