How to Make Sure Your Air Conditioner Lives a Long Life

The average life span of a home air conditioning system is 6-12 years. But what many homeowners don’t realize is that they play an important role in helping their system live a long life, and it boils down to one important word: maintenance.


Regular maintenance and cleaning of your air conditioning unit is extremely important. Most homeowners don’t think about their air conditioning system until it stops working. Just like you need to keep your car tuned up and get your oil changed regularly, your air conditioning system also requires regular maintenance. With the proper maintenance your air conditioning and heating equipment will work more economically and be more dependable for years to come.


So what exactly falls under the descriptor of “air conditioning maintenance?”

One of the easiest and most important things a homeowner can do is to replace the system’s air filters about once a month. The air filter keeps the components of system clean, which results in cleaner air for you to breathe. The air filter also helps the system operate at optimum efficiency.

Beyond replacing the air filter, the homeowner should contact a reputable air conditioning contractor for professional maintenance. A professional will check the refrigerant levels, clean the condenser coils, measure the motor’s performance, inspect the piping for wear and tear, and much more.


The best time for air conditioning maintenance is before it’s actually needed. Homeowners that wait until the unit breaks down can find themselves in an uncomfortably hot position. Regular professional maintenance is recommended twice-per-year and it is best to schedule it before the start of the major Phoenix cooling and heating seasons – summer and winter.


There are many air conditioning service providers in Arizona and it can be overwhelming to know which to call. Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Heating is a family-owned and operated company that has been serving Arizona homeowners since 1942. Over those 70 years, Chas Roberts has become Arizona’s largest HVAC provider by providing quality, honest service.

Chas Roberts offers a maintenance program that gives homeowners peace of mind: the Comfort Assurance Plan (CAP). The CAP is a maintenance agreement that provides you with Phoenix cooling through regular system upkeep, with planned check-ups twice per year. An experienced technician will come to your home and inspect your system to make sure everything is running properly.

For more information on Phoenix cooling or the CAP, schedule an appointment online or call (602) 328-5066 in the Phoenix area, (520) 618-1884 in Tucson, or (505) 264-7257 in New Mexico.