A quality HVAC system is an investment, not just in your comfort but also financially. The longer your system can last, the longer you can go without incurring the replacement costs. It’s important for your planning to know how long your system is expected to last, and how you can extend its lifespan as much as possible, to save money. Here’s what you need to know about your systems.
How Long Do HVAC Systems Last?
How long your system will last depends on the quality of the manufacturer and the product that you choose. However, there are some general expectations that you can have about how long an HVAC system will last:
- Furnaces: 15 years
- Air conditioners: 10 years
- Heat pumps: 10 years
- Geothermal systems: 30 years
- Water heaters: 10 years
- Tankless water heaters: 20 years
If you know the specific model that you are interested in, then your HVAC technician can tell you more specifically how long it may last. Then, follow the tips below to try to maximize that lifespan.
1. Change the Filters Regularly
Almost all of your HVAC equipment will have a filter that collects dust, debris, allergens, and more from the air. The filter will get full and begin to compromise the function of your HVAC system. You’ll need to replace or clean your filters at least once a year or potentially more. Your HVAC technician can tell you what your specific system needs.
2. Get Professional Maintenance
The single most important thing that you can do to extend your HVAC system’s lifespan is to have the professional maintain it yearly. We can clean it, catch issues that will undermine its performance, and prevent major repairs as well as replacement.
No one wants to deal with HVAC problems. To learn more on how to extend the life of your HVAC systems, call our experts at Cedarwood ClimateCare today!
3. Use a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat can help you turn off your furnace, air conditioner, and other systems during the day. This can save you money and it can also keep your systems working longer because they work less. Some smart thermostats are also equipped to alert you when your systems have a problem, so you can correct issues before they cause the unit to fail.
4. Upgrade Your Insulation
Again, if your HVAC systems work less, they will last longer. When you have better insulation, your conditioned air stays in your home for longer, reducing the work that your furnace and air conditioner have to do.
5. Clean Your Air Ducts
Air ducts can restrict airflow much like clogged filters and reduce the life span of your equipment. Clean them out every few years to prevent this.
Get Help with Any HVAC System
At Cedarwood ClimateCare we can help you install and maintain any HVAC system. Reach out to us today to get the help you need.