What Is the General Lifespan of an HVAC Unit?

Maintenance agreements can extend the life of a furnace or air conditioner, but nothing makes them immortal.

Maintenance agreements will help your heating and cooling equipment work as long as possible, but even the best brands won’t last forever. How long should you expect a well-maintained heater or air conditioner to last? Is that even the right question to ask? Here’s what you need to know.

Maintenance Factors into Wear

When businesses figure the lifespan of a new model of air conditioner or heating device, they figure maintenance into that equation. The 10-year warranty you get doesn’t mean the unit will function properly for that long if it goes ignored. In fact, in many cases, refusing to the do the basics will invalidate any protection you have against problems down the road.

Maintenance and Energy Efficiency

A pampered system won’t just last longer than a neglected HVAC setup. It will perform better too. You’ll be able to use less energy to comfortably heat and cool your home or business. Spend less for improved benefits.

Maintenance Plans Lead to Replacement and Repair Savings

According to industry leaders, homeowners should replace air conditioners after ten years. They recommend homeowners replace heating units after 15 years. While they certainly can last longer, this is the age where replacement is likely to return cost benefits based on new advancements in technology. As systems age, even those with a long history of regular maintenance, they begin to lose energy efficiency and start to break down. Property owners who enroll in a maintenance plan often find they save on repair and replacement plans through their local service dealer.

The same is true for neglected equipment, but build quality also makes a difference. A poorly maintained poor-quality system will only last a few years after installation.

Keep your HVAC equipment lasting long and strong by enrolling in one of G + S Energy’s maintenance agreements today. We want to help you make the most of your HVAC system. Contact us today!

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