On average, and with proper routine maintenance, you can expect your HVAC system to last between 15 and 25 years before you need to change out the system. However, once it gets up around the 10-year mark, if it starts breaking down you may want to consider whether it’s worth it to keep fixing it or just buy new. In that way, your HVAC system is a lot like your car.
Either way, whether you need a repair or a full-on replacement, our team at Ambient Edge can help! Give us a call at 888-229-4166 or send us a message online. If you need a repair, we will schedule a time that works best with your schedule. And, if you need a replacement, we will help you find an HVAC system that’s right for your budget.
The Average Lifespan of Your HVAC’s Parts
Because an HVAC system consists of several moving parts, it helps to know the lifespan you can expect from each one. That way, you can stay ahead of the game and focus more on the parts that may wear out first to ensure you get the most life out of them as possible.
What follows are some average lifespans for the more prominent parts of your HVAC system. Please note that these lifespans follow routine maintenance. In other words, this is how long you should expect each part to last if you take the best care possible of them:
- Furnace: You should be able to get 20 to 30 or more years out of a gas furnace. Oil furnaces last, on average, about 10 to 15 years.
- Boiler: You should be able to enjoy 20 to 35 years with your boiler before its heat exchanger goes.
- Heat Pump: Heat pumps normally last 10 to 20 years, though this may be shorter if you live in a coastal climate. The same lifespan applies to mini splits, though these can last up to 30 years in non-coastal climates.
- Air Conditioners: Air conditioners normally last 10 to 20 years unless you live in a coastal climate, which can reduce its lifespan by as much as eight years.
Extending the Life of Your HVAC System
One thing you can do to extend the life of your HVAC system, as noted above, is to live in a non-coastal climate. In addition, or if that is not possible, you can also take note of the following.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to clean and change out your filters regularly. A dirty filter can cause more trouble than you can imagine. Not only are you breathing in polluted air, but also a dirty filter gums up the works, causing your machine to run harder than it should. As such, its parts wear out faster, which means you are seeing your technician more frequently.
You should also consider signing up for a preventive maintenance contract. With preventive maintenance, you don’t really have to worry about your HVAC system at all because you leave those worries to us.
Once a year, we will come out and inspect your system to make sure it’s running as it should. If anything is loose, we will tighten it. If we see something has worn out, we will replace it. Ultimately, we do not leave until we are confident your machine can run for the next year with minimal to no interference. The better condition your system, the better it will run — and the longer it will live.
Not only that, but you will also save money on your utility bills when your machine is not running all the time, trying to do double the work. Plus, you will save money on the repairs (or replacements) you do not need because your machine is not breaking down.
Also, and this may sound silly but it’s true, make sure to properly maintain the foliage around your home, especially if you have an outdoor AC unit. You want to keep that unit free of anything that could pose as an obstacle and interfere with its performance.
If You Need Preventive Maintenance, Sign Up with Ambient Edge Today!
If you want to get the most out of your HVAC investment, one of the healthiest things you can do for it to extend its life is to sign up for preventive maintenance. When you always have eyes on your machine, it is less likely to suffer a breakdown, and it should function more efficiently. This helps keep it in good working order for as long as possible to extend the maximum lifetime of its parts.
If during our visit, we need to make any repairs to your HVAC system, you can rest easy knowing we offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee on all our parts and labor. So, call Ambient Edge today at 888-229-4166 or send us a message online to schedule an appointment for us to meet. We will go over the contract with you to make sure you understand everything, and we will never surprise you with hidden costs or fees.
Call Ambient Edge today, and take the first step towards extending the rest of your HVAC’s life!