The average life expectancy of an AC unit, and HVAC system in general, will depend on a quite a few different variables. Read ahead for a glimpse at how long you can expect your heating and cooling systems to last and what you can do to keep them running for as long as possible.
Life Expectancy of Air Conditioners
Central air conditioning systems are routinely included in most new homes throughout the country. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a modern central air conditioning system should last for anywhere from 15 to 20 years if it is cared for properly. When purchasing a new home in Florida, owners should ask how old the system is so that they have a rough guideline of when their home air conditioner should be replaced.
Furnaces and Heat Pumps
Florida residents might only turn on their heat pump or furnace a few times a year. Even though these units are used less, however, they still have a similar lifespan. Both furnaces and heat pumps last for around 15 years depending on the manufacturer. If these units are well-maintained and only used a few times a year, then they might last for 20 years or longer. Unfortunately, after around 15 years the technology is typically outdated and inefficient.
Extending Your HVAC System’s Lifespan
Regular preventive AC maintenance carried out by an experienced technician is the single best way to increase the service life of your HVAC system. These technicians will be able to help with all of the minor issues such as clogged filters and leaf particles in the outdoor unit that will affect its efficiency. They can also make minor repairs early in order to avoid major problems later on. An AC maintenance contract with us here at Engineered Air can help take the guesswork out of remembering to schedule air conditioner maintenance.
Extend the Life Expectancy of Your AC Unit With Engineered Air
Our team is here to help all residents who have an HVAC system that is nearing the end of its service life. If your energy bills have begun to skyrocket and you think that your HVAC system is to blame, please call us at (855) 830-2292 or contact us online today to schedule your next service call.