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What Is the Typical Lifespan for an HVAC System?
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Technician installing new HVAC system

Heating and air conditioning are an investment, and a worthwhile one because no one in the south wants to live without them. But how long will they last? That's a common question and not one with a concrete answer. Here's some info that might be helpful:

What’s the Average Age for a Heating System?

For both heat pump systems and gas furnaces, the average lifespan is generally 15-20 years. The actual amount of time your system lasts, and the efficiency it retains, can vary depending on many factors including maintenance and use.

What's the Average Age of an Air Conditioning System?

Industry reports indicate that the average life expectancy of an air conditioning system is 10-15 years. Just like your heating system, the amount of time you’ll get out of your cooling system is also dependent on use and maintenance.

How Can I Get More Life from My Heating and Air Conditioning?

The number one way to get more life out of your HVAC system is with regular service and maintenance. Cleaning and inspecting the system, including all of the components and moving parts, not only will ensure it’s running smoothly, but will lengthen its lifespan by preventing breakdowns, reducing friction, and cutting down on wear and tear.

No matter how long you've had your HVAC system when it starts getting to its golden years, the chance of a breakdown is greater, and the efficiency factor is lower. The best way to make it last longer and run stronger is with regular TLC in the form of twice-yearly maintenance.

If your heating and air conditioning system needs maintenance or is old and ready for replacement, contact our team at All City Heat and Air.

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