It is easy to understand why in Phoenix an HVAC equipment only lasts between 12 to 15 years, while the average lifespan for an HVAC equipment in other venues is between 15 and 20 years… Due to more wear and tear on HVAC units, it causes a shorter lifespan; Most homes have a split equipment HVAC system, and they are built to last through drastic conditions! The units can withstand heat of up to 95 degrees and still function efficiently, however, when the rapidly changing temperatures rise above that and into the triple digits, the HVAC condenser might have a difficult time keeping a apartment comfortable and the high rapidly changing temperatures might even cause extra detriment to the unit; So, in Phoenix when the temperature soars to more than 100 degrees, it means that the outdoor condenser is working difficult to keep up with cooling our homes, and the more the temperature rises into triple digits, the more wear and tear the equipment experiences.
- The average temperature in the Summer for Phoenix is almost 100 degrees, with June being the hottest month of the year averaging about 106 degrees.
Therefore, during the hottest part of the year, that lasts from May to about November, the HVAC condensers are running steadily, but of course, when the HVAC condenser is working overtime, it will cause a lot of extra wear and tear on the unit. And this will therefore lead to the HVAC equipment having a shorter lifespan. The great news is, official maintenance can extend the lifespan of the HVAC unit, so it’s great to schedule yearly service.