Technologies come and go, but some machines continue to last throughout the changes and operate just fine. AC units, like refrigerators and washing machines, are among these units, and you’ll find some AC systems can actually last for a pretty long time, so long as they are properly maintained.
The basic idea behind AC is that a refrigeration unit pumps cold air into the environment, leading the system to change the temperature in the room. This system usually operates similarly to any refrigeration system, and will therefore have a similar lifespan.
The average life of an AC unit is about 15 to 20 years, although there is no rule that says a unit can’t last less or longer. The main issue is maintenance and the overall durability and quality of the installation. A system that was installed properly is more likely to have a longer lifespan than one that wasn’t.
Also, it’s worth mentioning that some brands have longer support for old units, compared to others, which emphasize innovative systems and encourage their clients to get rid of older ones. That tactic is typically a marketing campaign designed to promote new products through changing manufacturing standards imposed by the manufacturer. So, it’s a good idea to check what the manufacturer’s policy is regarding the repair and restoration of older models, before you consider buying a new one. Enlist the help of a Denver HVAC system professional for best results.