There are several factors at play when it comes to the life of your new heating and cooling system. One of those is scheduled preventative maintenance. Most systems typically last between 10 to 25 years with proper maintenance and service.
When a new heating and cooling system is installed into a home, it has to be sized correctly and installed properly to keep the highest efficiency performance possible. If your system is too small for your home, it will constantly run to keep your home at an ideal temperature setting. A qualified and licensed technician should inspect your home and size a new system according to the square footage of your house.
Installation also plays a role in how long your new system will last. If your unit isn’t installed correctly, you can experience malfunctions with the performance and cause damage to the components. Continued repairs can compromise the life of your system, resulting in an expensive upgrade before you are ready.
The most important thing you can do for your new heating and cooling system is to invest in a preventative maintenance plan. Routine maintenance performed twice a year catches major hiccups that can occur during the hottest and coldest time of the year. When a unit is maintained on a regular basis, it keeps the equipment and its components clean. The filters are changed, and the ductwork is checked for debris that might restrict airflow.
Just like with the sizing, installation, and maintenance of your heating and cooling system, the people who perform these services need to be qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable about the HVAC industry. You should hire technicians who are licensed, which guarantees they are up-to-date on the latest advancements in your new system. Licensed professionals will know what to look for when servicing your system and will offer solutions that strengthen your system’s performance.