Understanding AC Lifespan

If your A/C system is more than 15 years old or if you are experiencing frequent problems with it, you may be considering getting a new one installed. Before you make a decision, take into consideration the average lifespan of an A/C system, which is between 15 to 20 years. Perhaps more important than this figure is having a maintenance routine, which involves simple tasks such as cleaning out the filters and goes right down to scheduling regular maintenance checks, where a professional comes in to check out your units and complete the necessary tune-ups.

In this guide, we share with you the factors that impact AC lifespan if you are trying to determine whether you need a replacement one soon.

Age of the System

If your A/C system was installed some years ago, you may want to consider replacing the outdoor compressor at the very least. Even if your system was installed 10 years ago, keep in mind that the best units on the market today use up to 40% less energy to achieve the same level of cooling. Is being energy efficient and saving on bills a priority? If so, you may want to consider a replacement. Expect a completely new unit to last around 15 to 18 years with little to no maintenance, 18 to 20 years with some maintenance and up to 25 years with regular maintenance!


Do you know that your heater’s efficiency can be measured by a rating known as the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE)? Measured in percentage points, current national regulations recommend a minimum of 80%. If yours is much lower than that, it could be a sign that your HVAC system is nearing the end of its lifespan and you would benefit from getting a replacement.

Type of Refrigerant Used

Chances are if your A/C system was installed some time ago, the refrigerant it uses is known as R-22. R-22 has recently been identified as an ozone-depleting chemical, with harmful effects to the environment. Some older A/C systems still make use of it as the harmful effects were not known at that time. On the other hand, if you are using the R-410-A refrigerant, this indicates that your system still has some years on its lifespan. Replacing your system not only makes it more environmentally friendly, your energy bills will thank you at the end of each month!

Choose Abraham AC & Heating Services, Inc. for A/C Installation and Maintenance Services

Are you looking to get a new A/C system installed? Or maybe you are looking for repair and maintenance services for your current system. Regardless of your needs, you can always rely on Abraham AC & Heating Services to provide timely and professional services. We strive to always be available for your questions and to make the repair process as straightforward as possible, with honest and dependable prices.

If you have any inquiries about our A/C installation and maintenance services, do not hesitate to reach out to our customer service representatives via a call at (954) 491-3220 or email us at [email protected].


Your Friendly AC Specialists in Broward County

At Abraham AC, we specialize in AC repair and new installations for heating and central air conditioning systems.

It’s our job is to be available for your questions, and provide reliable communication. We want to make the process of fixing your ac as straight forward as possible at honest, dependable prices.

We empathize with how uncomfortable the South Florida summer weather gets. We want you back to comfort quickly, so we work hard to have fast, reliable response times.

Responsibilities fill your day so we want to make your time with us as hassle-free as we can.

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Abraham AC was founded in 2003 and has served over 5,000 Happy Homeowners!

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Abraham A/C is 5 star all the way. From the first phone conversation with Claudia to the final clean up after installation, Adam and his crew were professional, prompt and courteous. The estimate was fair and reasonable compared to the others I received. I highly recommend Abraham A/C.



Absolutely love this company! My a/c unit had an issue and Abraham sent someone over that day. Claudia whom handled my call was sweet and professional. The technician Adam was great..poor thing went on to my roof in a rain shower to check on the unit with no complaint. He was very thorough and serviced the unit rather quickly. Overall price was lower then I expected. With all the rift raft out there, I was very happy I chose to go with Abraham. Thank you!!


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