If you’re having a new HVAC system installed or if you’ve noticed your system is not working as well as it used to, you may want to know how long it is supposed to last. On average, most HVAC systems have a lifetime of 10 to 20 years. Other factors can contribute to the life expectancy of your HVAC equipment including but not limited to maintenance, manufacturer, and proper installation.
As your equipment gets older, its efficiency can decrease dramatically. That’s why maintenance is important. Changing the filter regularly, getting tune-ups, seasonal servicing, and keeping the outside unit clean can prolong the life of your equipment and maximize its efficiency.
Choosing a trusted quality brand is important. Not all systems are the same. Some manufacturers produce systems that are longer lasting than others.
Improper installation of your HVAC system can cause a number of problems that ultimately lead to a shorter life expectancy of your equipment and money down the drain. Finding a reputable HVAC company to do the job right the first time will save you in the long run.
The following are signs you may need to replace your HVAC system:
- Your equipment is more than 10 years old
- Your equipment needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are increasing
- You do not have a programmable thermostat
- Your home has humidity problems
- Your system is not properly cooling or heating the home
- Your home has excessive dust
- Your heating or cooling system is too loud
- Your score on the Home Energy Yardstick is below five – Find out your score here.
Heating and cooling technologies are always improving so getting a new system designed with newer, more energy-efficient equipment is a good idea. Right Now Air & Solar has a solution for you to ensure the longest possible life expectancy of your HVAC system.