How Long Should Your Air Conditioner Last

What is the lifespan of an air conditioner, heating unit or water heater? We give you the information you need to make a good choice. We also have rebates on Bryant systems available for a limited time when you purchase your air conditioner though us.

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that are properly maintained tend to last anywhere from 15 to 25 years. Believe it or not, your thermostat is the one component that will last the longest. It can last up to 35 years, if new technology doesn’t necessitate a replacement. Here are the average life spans of your heating and air conditioning components:

  • Furnaces: 15 to 20 years
  • Heat Pumps: 16 years
  • Air Conditioning units - 10 to 15 years
  • Tankless water heaters - more than 10 years

Even though your air conditioner won’t last a lifetime, it pays to purchase now rather than risk having your old unit die on you mid-summer. If your unit is over 10 years old and you’ve seen an increase in your energy bills, you may want to look into the new units with higher efficiency ratings.

As of the first of this year, the minimum standard Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER rating for heating and cooling systems has increased in the southern region. The rating, which measures the energy efficiency of an air conditioning system over the course of an entire cooling season, has increased from 13 to 14 in many areas throughout the U.S., including Georgia.

Bryant is currently offering rebates of up to $500.00. We are proud to carry their products and will gladly get you the best rebate possible on your air conditioner. Summer is coming and if you’ve been putting off this purchase, now would be the time to do it. Give us a call for a free estimate.