Your air conditioning system is one of the most significant investments in your home. And as a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that it runs properly whenever you use it. But keeping it in peak condition means more than just routine maintenance performed by a professional technician. You should also be aware of the factors that can potentially affect its overall life expectancy. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of common factors to look out for:

AC's Life Span

Run Time

If you tend to run your AC unit almost non-stop, you can expect more wear and tear that affects its overall lifespan. To ensure that it runs smoothly, consider getting a programmable thermostat that increases its efficiency and prevents it from running continuously. Also, clean it regularly so that dirt and debris won’t hinder its performance and cause premature repairs.


The placement of the outdoor unit is crucial to the long-term efficiency and performance of your AC. If exposed to extreme weather, it may affect its ability to maintain indoor temperatures. This means that it may have to work harder than necessary and will consume more energy, leading to higher monthly utility bills and consequently more wear and tear over time.


This is necessary to keep your unit running in peak condition. And to ensure that it runs smoothly, you need to work with a professional technician who can conduct a thorough inspection and maintenance of your system. While DIY checks can also be done, you won’t have the expertise to spot specific problems that may otherwise lead to costly repairs in your system. Only a professional technician can identify even minor issues and make the necessary repairs to keep your unit running throughout its lifespan.

Lack of professional maintenance will not only affect your HVAC’s lifespan but also void its warranty. If you’re searching for an HVAC contractor in the area to take care of your system, Climate Systems Heating and Cooling always gets the job done! Call us at (724) 935-3900 to request an appointment. You can also fill out our online contact form, and we’ll contact you by the next business day!

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