How Many Years Your HVAC Will Last

When it comes to the lifespan of heating and air conditioning systems, it can vary from one to the other. Maintenance is another key factor in lengthening a system's longevity. In this video by Fox Family Heating, Air and Solar, you'll learn more about AC systems and how long they could potentially last.

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One of the main reasons the lifespan is not the same throughout also comes down to maintenance during the time of use. For instance, an air filter that hasn't been changed in a long time will produce unhealthy air. It will also hinder the efficiency of the air conditioner. In fact, old air filters may not filter the air the way a working one would, and at the end of the day, it could lead to allergies, irritable respiratory, and asthma side effects.

Air conditioners can last a long time if they are maintained. There is also something called “planned obsolescence,” in which equipment is built so that it fails when a certain time runs out. Sales-motivated companies often push for new sales even when purchasing a new system isn't necessary. The new system will, of course, cost more than it would if the client had opted to have a part fixed or replaced.