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How long does an air conditioner unit last?

April 29, 2016

When wanting to purchase an air conditioning unit, it is important that you know how long the unit will last if operated efficiently. A typical air conditioning unit has a life span of approximately 10-15 years. To make the unit’s life span longer, you need to make sure that you are purchasing the right air conditioner to match your room size. You also need to ensure that the air conditioner is properly installed by an accredited installer.


Know when it is time to replace you air conditioning unit with these following tips:

  • If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, you may need to consider replacing the unit in order to get the highest possible cooling for your home.
  • Your air conditioning unit should have a SEER value of at least 13. If it is less, you may be wasting energy by running it and may want to consider replacing it.
  • If your air conditioner needs to be fixed a few times and it is costing a lot of money, you may want to consider purchasing a new unit in order to cut back on repair costs.
  • If your air conditioner has quite a few faults, it may need to be replaced.
  • New air conditioners do not use Freon, a costly refrigeration chemical. If your air conditioner uses Freon, it is best to upgrade it to a new unit, thus saving more energy and providing environmental benefits.
  • If your air conditioner does not efficiently cool your house as you want it to, you may consider in investing in a new air conditioning unit.


Long lasting air conditioners at My Fireplace


At My Fireplace, we guarantee you will have a long lasting relationship with one of our air conditioners. Our units are top quality and will keep your home cool when you need to cool down after a long hot day.


Contact us today to choose the best air conditioning unit for you.