When you’re shopping for a new house, it’s exciting to imagine yourself working in your new kitchen, reading books for your kids’ bedtime in their sweet new rooms, or being more productive than ever in an office space that’s entirely your own. What people often forget to consider, though, is how many years they’ll have with their new home’s HVAC unit! Here are some tips for figuring out how long your unit will last.
The Average Life Expectancy
An HVAC unit that has been properly and regularly maintained should last between 10-25 years and a furnace should last you anywhere between 15-25 years. You may even get a few more years out of them if you’ve been sure to work with your HVAC technician on keeping them in tip-top condition!
If you’ve just bought your home and are wondering how much life is left in the existing HVAC unit, our best tip is to go ahead and get an expert to come do a diagnostic test on your unit. They should be able to tell you if there are any big issues or whether the wear and tear on your unit is out of the ordinary.
Be sure to pay attention to your unit’s performance before their visit so that you can tell them how comfortable your home has been. Does it take a long time for your unit to heat up or cool off a room? Does it make a lot of noise? Are your energy bills super high? These things can be indicators that your unit is working in overdrive to compensate for some broken or deteriorated parts.
The good news?
You may be surprised to learn that we at BNG Heating & Cooling are all about making your HVAC system last as long as possible! That’s why we offer maintenance plan packages—where we come by on a regular basis to analyze the health of your unit. We do this because we believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Every day, we encounter issues on our maintenance visits that we can quickly resolve but that would have posed a serious problem (and expense) if they had gone unnoticed.
Another bit of good news? When the time does come for your system to be replaced, we’re offer deals on the best units in the business because we’re an Authorized Bryant Dealer. Our aim is to equip you with a unit that’s going to last you twice as long as your last one and energy-efficient enough to save you money in the long run. Oh, and we offer really flexible financing options, so that the unexpected expense of a new unit doesn’t hit you too hard.
If you’re ready to make your home comfort, energy efficiency, and air purification a priority, then it’s time to give us a call. We’re ready to send one of our technicians to your house today!