Many advancements have been made in the field of heating and cooling technology. As features become more advanced and HVAC systems become more complex, their lifespans are constantly evolving, too. So, how long do HVAC systems last in our modern era? When might you need to replace yours? (Hint: if it looks anything like the image above, replacement will be sooner than later!)
If properly maintained, many modern air conditioners and heat pumps generally last between 15 to 20 years. Furnaces generally last within 20 to 30 years, depending on a number of things. Boilers typically last longer than furnaces.
How Long Do HVAC Systems Last? As Long as Circumstances Allow!
There are many factors that can affect the longevity of your system. Consider that the climate conditions when you first purchased your system have significantly changed due to global warming and climate change.
In addition, incorrect sizing, improper installation procedures, and lack of maintenance are also factors that can severely affect the performance of your HVAC unit. These tend to accelerate its wear and tear.
Maintaining Your Heating and Cooling Equipment
To prevent wear and tear from happening, you can do some of the basic maintenance work by yourself. There are simple tasks such as changing the filters or landscaping the outdoors to protect the outdoor unit.
But having a thorough maintenance check is something that’s best left to the professionals. This is best done twice every year on a year-round system like a heat pump package unit, or once per system if you’re using two systems such an air conditioner and a furnace.
The best time to do this is before the start of the heating season (spring) and cooling season (fall). That will allow you to have any problems fixed before the weather changes for the worse.
But really, how long do HVAC systems last? Only as long as they’re well maintained. For this reason, join Neal’s Comfort Club to get quality maintenance services that will make your HVAC equipment last. Our team will inspect your system for signs of damage and fix it right away.
HVAC System Replacement
An aging HVAC system won’t be able to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. As a result, you’ll see increased energy bills.
If you have been using your air conditioner or heat pump for more than 15 years, or your furnace has been purchased more than 25 years ago, now is the best time to consult with a heating and cooling company to help you with the upgrade.
Neal’s Heating & Air can get the job done. We provide professional installation and replacement services at an affordable price. If you’re not sure it’s time to replace your current heating and cooling system, feel free to give us a call at (706) 764-7185. Or, just fill out our contact form for a quick consultation with an HVAC expert.