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Maintenance and AC Lifespan: Averages and Warranty

As we leave what’s been one of the longest and heaviest Utah winters on record and move into the warmer parts of the year, a few important home components should see some basic maintenance to ensure they’re in good shape. Your air conditioner and HVAC system are a great example – not only does seasonal maintenance help keep your system in good working order, it even helps extend the lifespan of your air conditioner itself.

At Green Line Plumbing, Heating & Air, we’re here to help clients around Draper, UT and nearby areas with all their heating and air conditioning service needs, including spring and fall tune-ups and maintenance appointments that play a vital role for many of our clients. In this two-part blog series, we’ll discuss typical AC lifespan, plus some of the many ways that seasonal maintenance like this helps extend it.

Typical Air Conditioner Lifespan

Generally speaking, the average air conditioner lifespan is around 10 to 15 years. Of course, this can vary widely depending on a range of factors – from the type and quality of your AC unit and its components, to the degree of regular maintenance it’s received over time.

For instance, some higher-end HVAC systems may last up to two decades with proper maintenance, while cheaper models could start showing signs of issues within five or six years.

Warranty Coverage

One related factor to consider is the warranty coverage of your AC unit. Most manufacturers offer some sort of coverage for defects and repairs, but many don’t cover parts or service costs related to regular maintenance – so it can really pay off to schedule these tune-ups each year.

In addition, if an issue arises due to a lack of regular service, the manufacturer may not cover it – so this is yet another good reason to invest in regular maintenance.

Our next several sections, and on into part two of our series, will look at some of the main ways seasonal maintenance helps extend AC lifespan.

Identifying Minor Issues Before They Turn Major

During their basic inspection of your HVAC system, experienced technicians can spot any areas of potential concern before they become major problems. For instance, an unlevel outdoor AC unit or minor wiring issues may not seem like a big deal in the scheme of things – but if left unchecked and untended for too long, those same issues could lead to costly repairs down the road.

But by having regular maintenance performed each year, those minor issues can be caught and addressed quickly.

In part two of our series, we’ll look at a few other ways in which seasonal maintenance helps extend AC lifespan. If you’re in need of maintenance or any other HVAC service in Draper, call Green Line Plumbing, Heating & Air today. Our experienced technicians are here to help with all your heating and cooling needs.