How Long Can an HVAC System Last?

It is highly improbable that your HVAC system will last for 30 years before needing to be replaced. However, if you follow a regular preventive maintenance routine and operate it properly, you can increase your chances of keeping the same unit for about 15 years. To ensure that your gas ovens last for 20 to 30 years or even longer, it is essential to maintain them correctly. On the other hand, if the system is not well-maintained or has questionable quality, it may only last for 10 years.

Oil furnaces usually last for 10 to 15 years due to maintenance problems caused by fuel inefficiency. Air conditioners can last for 10 to 15 years depending on several factors, while air conditioning systems can last up to 30 years before needing to be replaced. The HVAC technology has advanced significantly and your home's energy efficiency is affected by keeping older HVAC technology. Therefore, it is time to consider a replacement, even if the system “continues to work well”.

Many utility companies offer discounts on HVAC when you are ready to upgrade your HVAC system to a low-energy model. Most HVAC technicians suggest replacing any HVAC system that is between 15 and 20 years old with a newer, more efficient model. But how do you know when it is time to replace your home's air conditioning systems? What are your replacement options? And how can you get the air conditioning system you need without draining your bank account? It is important to note that even with a newer, energy-efficient HVAC system, if your home isn't properly insulated or professionally sealed, the lifespan of your HVAC system is automatically shortened.

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