It is a common misconception that an air conditioner’s life span is 8-10 years. Most AC companies live by this motto, regardless of the condition and history of any particular unit, usage or region. By limiting the lifespan of an air conditioner without consideration of it’s condition, purpose or performance, units are being replaced in their infancy while money and materials are needlessly wasted.
From our experience, the average lifespan of an air conditioner that is properly maintained is 25-30 years, 3 times the life expectancy being parroted by most HVAC companies. Through routine pre-summer and pre-winter preventative maintenance tune-ups on both HVAC systems and central plants and quarterly filter changes, commercial units can have a long and healthy life. Also, by properly maintaining the units on commercial buildings, service calls will be drastically reduced and tenant satisfaction and retention will improve. Over time, the overhead of the HVAC budget will reduce, increasing profits and improving the integrity of the commercial building.