How Long Should Your HVAC Equipment Last?

Have you ever wondered how long your HVAC equipment, such as your furnace, air conditioner, and hot water heater, should last?  Wonder no more! Here are the typical lifespans:

Furnace: 15-20 years

Air Conditioner: 10-12 years

Hot Water Heater: 10-12 years

Are you sensing a pattern?  On average, most HVAC equipment can last for over 10 years, if you take good care of it.  Furnaces, air conditioners, and hot water heaters are large investments, so it is in your best interest to make sure they stay well maintained and live as long as they can.

What are some things you can do to prolong the lifespan of your equipment?

The biggest way to ensure that your HVAC equipment lasts a full 15-20 years is by keeping up with regular maintenance.  This means annual furnace, air conditioner, and plumbing inspections by certified technicians.  Also, remember to change or clean the filters every 3 months.  For older hot water tanks, you can clean out the entire tank every year to flush out any build up.  Lastly, be diligent and fix little problems before they become big problems.

Becoming a member of a maintenance program, like Flame’s Gold Plan, allows you to have annual inspections and discounts that will make it easier for you to take care of your units.

As your heating and cooling equipment nears the ends of its life- check in with certified technicians about whether the right choice is to continue making repairs, or to look at newer, more efficient models.

If you would like to learn more about taking care of your furnace, air conditioner, and hot water heater, contact Flame!



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