How Long Can HVAC Systems Last?
HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems encompass everything from furnaces and boilers to electric ACs and mini-splits. If you own one of these, you may wonder from time to time how much longer it has before it breaks down. Consider the following factors that will influence your system’s life span.
Level of Maintenance
Experts recommend maintenance twice a year: once before the weather heats up, and once before winter hits. What’s important is that they mean professional maintenance, though homeowners can, and should, perform some maintenance on their own.
With a professional to inspect your system and pinpoint what’s wrong with it, you can rest assured that it will run efficiently with nothing to impose premature wear on it. After all, wear and tear, more than anything else, will shorten a system’s longevity no matter how long its estimated life span might be.
Climate and Frequency of Use
If the climate is such that you only need the AC and the heater for a few months each, then your HVAC system could last you well over a decade. The main point is that the more you run your system, the shorter its useful life will be. At Obermanns, we encourage all our customers to take advantage of their programmable thermostats and create an efficient heating and cooling schedule.
Single-Stage or Variable-Speed Equipment?
Variable-speed ACs and furnaces have great advantages over the typical single-stage unit. They can more accurately meet your comfort needs without continually switching on and off and putting wear on the compressor and fan controls. So, the life span will differ widely between these two types of systems.
Obermanns has been performing HVAC repairs, tune-ups, and installations for over 40 years in and around Jackson and Cape Girardeau, MO, and we’d be happy to take care of all your heating and cooling needs as well. Our technicians are all fully licensed, bonded, and insured. Note that we also specialize in plumbing and indoor air quality.
Call today to request our professional services, and we’ll set you up with an appointment.