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AvaAir for your home

Just like you, we at AvaAir Heating and Cooling understand the desire of every homeowner for a long-lasting air conditioner. A quality A/C unit is a noteworthy investment and a key player in the overall comfort of your home. Seeking the greatest return from this investment is natural, and the good news is there are steps you can take to extend the lifespan of your air conditioning system with our help.

Decoding the Lifespan of an Air Conditioner

Typically, air conditioners can serve you well for 10 to 15 years, with some reaching the impressive mark of 20 years. These figures are approximations as many factors can influence the actual lifespan of your unit. When you choose AvaAir for your new A/C unit, we'll provide you with an estimated lifespan and guide you on how you can protect and extend this investment.

Factors Impacting Your Air Conditioner's Longevity

One of the major factors affecting the lifespan of your air conditioner is the climate. In cities like Atlanta, known for their intense heat and humidity, air conditioners work overtime and wear out faster. Units that work year-round, like heat pumps, might have a shorter lifespan due to constant use.

However, location isn't everything. The quality and durability of your A/C's parts also play a vital role. Air conditioners made with high-quality components and backed by robust warranties are typically a good sign of their longevity. If a unit doesn’t have strong warranties, it may not last as long.

Boosting the Longevity of Your Air Conditioner

With conscientious care, your air conditioner can outlive its estimated lifespan. We at AvaAir urge you not to merely turn your unit on at the start of summer and off when winter hits, but to embrace regular cleaning and maintenance. To help your air conditioner live its best life, consider the following:

  • Regular Inspections - Before each summer season, let AvaAir's skilled HVAC contractors inspect your air conditioner. It's always better to discover a potential issue during a routine inspection than wait for a failure. We will ensure that the A/C is properly charged, reducing stress on other parts, and we will check the compressor and other components to catch and manage any issues early.

  • Routine Cleanings - The compressor in your air conditioner, which is usually located outside, can get clogged by debris such as cottonwood seeds. This can reduce your A/C's efficiency and potentially lead to damage. Our team can clean these coils during the inspection, or guide you on how to do it yourself.

  • Additional Tips - Make sure your home's vents are unobstructed to maximize your A/C's efficiency. Also, consider turning off your A/C on cooler days to save wear and tear. Open windows or use ceiling fans if your home feels stuffy.

When to Say Goodbye to Your Old Air Conditioner

As much as homeowners want to maximize the life of their A/C, there comes a time when upgrading to a new, more efficient model is the smart choice. If your unit is 10 to 15 years old and keeps having problems or simply doesn't cool your home as well as it once did, it might be time to call AvaAir. While a new unit is an upfront investment, the energy savings and increased comfort in your home will be worth it. We're here to help you make the best decision for your home and comfort.

At AvaAir Heating and Cooling, we're your partners in ensuring the longevity of your air conditioning system. Contact us today and experience the warmth of our service and the cool efficiency of our solutions.

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