How Long Should an Air Conditioner Last?

With the Florida heat only getting worse, a well-functioning HVAC is a must. An HVAC generally needs to be upgraded every 15-25 years, but some underlying issues can sometimes cause them to break down earlier. AC units in Florida tend to have a shorter lifespan of 8-14 years. Please read below to learn when it’s time to get a new air conditioner!


5 Signs It’s Time to Get a New AC



Too many breakdowns and costly repairs might mean it’s time for a whole new unit altogether. Breakdowns usually include your motor or even compressor breaking down multiple times. Repairs can become costly over time, so the most cost-efficient solution sometimes is to get a new HVAC. 


Even a well-maintained unit can breakdown as young as a decade old. With the proper upkeep and maintenance, you can ensure your HVAC lives 15-25 years. Regular tune-ups are a must if you want this kind of durability! 

3.Freon Age:

The Montreal Protocol was a law passed in 1992 that was amended. This law is for old units that still use refrigerant. As the years pass by, it becomes even harder to obtain the chemical. On top of all the leaks, having an old HVAC can be an expensive problem. Upgrading your unit may be the best bang for your buck! 

4.Loud Noises:

Sharp, high-pitched noises over time can cause anyone to go crazy! If your HVAC is making more annoying noises than usual, you may need to contact a pro. A weird sounding HVAC is usually an indicator that a fan isn’t working correctly or has other underlying issues. 

5.Installation Damage:

DIY installation or just a poorly installed unit, can cause many problems in the long run and can even affect your safety. It may seem cheaper at the time, but hiring a professional can go a long way. When HVAC’s work to their best potential, it’s usually because of proper maintenance and installation! 

When you call on Air Rescue, you can be confident you will receive superior service and affordable pricing. Our highly qualified team can provide the necessary repair, maintenance, or service quickly, and we are always ready to respond in case of an emergency 24/7. For more information, visit our website or give us a call at 813-612- 5600!