When an HVAC system fails, it’s a grim reminder that these reliable sources of comfort are not immortal. Some HVAC systems have long, impressive lifespans, while others break down well before their useful life has gone. Understandably, most homeowners would prefer to be prepared when the time comes that a system replacement must be made. How can you predict how long an HVAC system will last? Andy Lewis Heating and Air Conditioning is here to give professional advice to better help answer your questions.
The reality is there is no concrete answer to this common question. However, it’s possible to make fairly accurate educated guesses. Most experts agree that less than 10 years is below average and 12-15 years is average. Here are a few ways that you can increase the longevity of your HVAC system.
Maintain Your System
Proper maintenance is absolutely essential to a well-functioning HVAC system. Aside from increasing its efficiency and lowering energy bills, regular care of your system prevents damage that impacts the life expectancy of the equipment. Regularly changing air filters is just one of many ways you can tend to your system on your own, but routine professional maintenance is crucial to keeping it in peak condition. At Andy Lewis, we provide and recommend semi-annual maintenance for your heating and air conditioning system. One visit each year to clean and check the air conditioning, and another visit to inspect and clean the heating side.
Invest in Quality
When it is time to replace your HVAC system, do your research to find the leading professionals in your area. Going the cheap route with a low end contractor is likely to cost you far more in the long run. A contractor that offers higher end equipment can install the latest industry standard systems, reducing the need for an upgrade in just a few years. These contractors also provide top quality installation and servicing, allowing your equipment to provide you with comfort for decades to come. Check the company’s credentials:
- Are they licensed? Insured? Bonded?
- How long have they been in business?
- Check other qualifications: NATE certification, BBB, Reviews
- Do they offer financing?
At Andy Lewis Heating and Air Conditioning, we strive to provide the highest quality products and services to our customers. We provide honest answers that are in the best interest of you and your family. If you feel your ac system is nearing the end of its life expectancy, please contact us for a free estimate on replacing your equipment.