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How Long Will My HVAC System Last?

May 30, 2023 | Blog

The average lifespan of an HVAC system is 15-20 years, but for it to last that long, it requires a little TLC.

Whether you need more information on how to maintain the life expectancy of your HVAC unit or you need to schedule professional maintenance services, Trahan’s Heating & Cooling is here for you. We can share everything you need to know when it comes to keeping your heating and cooling systems running efficiently, so read on to learn more about preserving your system’s lifespan.

Understanding The Average AC Lifespan

Most AC systems are expected to last around 15-20 years, but in order for it to last that full lifespan, you must provide it with proper maintenance and care it requires. They say that in life it’s important to take care of things we own so that they can last longer, and your cooling and heating systems are no exception.

Seasonal tune-ups provide your AC and heater with professional maintenance that can protect them from the dangers of overuse. Overtime, wear and tear on your systems can cause parts to come loose or stop functioning properly. By scheduling maintenance, these minor repairs can be addressed before the damage gets worse and threatens your system’s lifespan. That’s not the only way you can help your AC or heater though!

Factors That Can Lengthen Your System’s Lifespan

As a homeowner, there are a variety of things you can do that help contribute to your home’s HVAC system staying healthy and lasting longer. In order to do this, you can:

  • Schedule tune-ups
  • Change filters regularly
  • Keep your outdoor unit clean
  • Inspect your ductwork for any visible damage

Doing these simple tasks will help keep your unit working efficiently for your home — just the way it’s supposed to!

The Importance Of AC Maintenance

An HVAC unit can be an out-of-sight, out-of-mind system, but it relies on regular maintenance in order for it to perform properly. It’s important to schedule a tune-up at least twice a year before any big weather change. For example, heater tune-ups should happen in the fall, and AC tune-ups should be scheduled during the spring.

All of your home components have an estimated lifespan, and you can extend them if they are regularly cleaned and inspected for minor issues before they escalate into bigger problems. Overall, this service helps your system run in tip-top shape, so be sure to schedule professional maintenance services. The team at Trahan’s Heating & Cooling is happy to provide the high-quality service your home deserves!

When To Consider An HVAC Replacement

If your unit lacks the care it needs, you may experience your HVAC system breaking down while it fights extra hard to deliver the desired air temperature you want in your home. With it breaking down and not performing well, you as a homeowner might have to consider replacing your whole unit sooner than the average life expectancy would suggest. That’s why we recommend scheduling your regular tune-up routinely so that you can avoid shortening the life of your unit.

If you need a Houma AC replacement here in Louisiana, look no further! We’ve got you covered!

Rely On Trahan’s Heating & Cooling Today!

Whether you need more information on how to keep up with your HVAC’s needs, want to schedule regular maintenance or are looking for a replacement, Trahan’s Heating & Cooling is here for you. We know how important it is to have your AC running efficiently, so contact us today!

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