Your HVAC system is one of the most complex, and important, systems in your entire home. It is also one of the most expensive systems in many homes. If you have never had to purchase a new HVAC system, you may be wondering how long these systems typically last, so you know when it may be time for a replacement in the future.
In fact, many times, when customers call us with their HVAC concerns, one of the first questions they ask is whether it is time to repair or replace their system. This can be a more complicated answer than it seems. Modern systems are simply more complicated than they were years ago, which is why it can be more complicated to determine the average life expectancy.
Unfortunately, there is no one definitive answer on the exact life expectancy of an HVAC system. However, in general, it can range between 10-20 years overall. Air conditioners and heat pump to last between 10 and 15 years while furnaces and boilers can last between 15 and 20 years.
There are a few different factors that can impact the longevity of your HVAC system. However, one of the most important things you can do is to make sure you are maintaining your system. Swapping out your filter every 30-90 days is an easy way to prevent dirt build-up and clogs—which is one of the most common reasons for HVAC malfunctions. Make sure that you are removing any debris from the exterior of your unit as well.
You should also have a seasonal inspection done on your system to make sure it is clean and working properly. The more often you have professional maintenance done, the longer you can expect your system, and your investment, to last.
Of course, we offer these types of seasonal tune ups and maintenance visits at Texas Pride. If you have questions about your HVAC system and how long you can expect you particular system to last, contact the experts here at Texas Pride Heating and Air. We can help you with all of your repair and replacement needs and answer any questions you may have about your system.