True or False: The average lifespan of a residential air conditioner is 12-15 years. As a general rule of thumb, most HVAC experts agree this to be true, but it’s actually quite difficult to put a specific number on the number of years your AC will last. Run time and proper maintenance both play a factor in the lifespan game.

At Sensible Heating & Cooling, we suggest homeowners have their units checked out on an annual basis. When you work with Sensible, our highly qualified technicians will complete a thorough cleaning of your air conditioner to remove any dirt and debris, as well as check for Freon leaks and any other potential damage or issue. If Freon leaks are present, it can be dangerous and a sign your AC is nearing the end of its lifespan. Once the tune-up is complete, our technician will discuss the condition of your unit with you, as well as provide any next steps.

Should the tune-up result in the need for a new air conditioning unit, Sensible will help you make sense of your options and help you secure a unit that makes the most sense for your financial situation. We use equipment from York and Trane, manufacturers of the best, most efficient units available, and can offer 18-month, low-interest financing. Plus, we’re a Preferred Vendor of Xcel Energy and can help you navigate the available rebates to make the purchase more affordable.

Newer units are more energy-efficient, reduce your carbon footprint and call for a refrigerant that’s less harmful to the environment; plus, repairs are less expensive.

Sensible Heating & Cooling prides itself in being transparent and honest with our customers. Call us today at 720-876-7166 or email us at /, to schedule your air conditioner tune-up.

About Sensible Heating & Cooling

Sensible Heating & Cooling is Denver’s Premier Heating & Cooling company, offering a wealth of experience and knowledge in traditional HVAC as well as alternative systems such as geothermal and heat pumps. To learn more about Sensible, visit