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What is the Life Expectancy of my HVAC System?

As the temperature rises, you may be wondering whether your HVAC system is ready for another summer. Maybe it seemed to be having difficulties in the heat last summer and you aren’t sure how it’ll do this time around.

Inevitably, every homeowner has to consider how long their HVAC system will actually last. Unfortunately, there’s no single answer to that question, since HVAC life expectancy can depend on several factors. However, there are ways to extend the life expectancy of your HVAC system, which will save you a lot of money in the long run and keep you comfortable too.

Is There a General Life Expectancy on My HVAC System?

A general estimate for the life expectancy for HVAC systems is up to 15-20 years or more based on the model and use. When it comes to your specific unit, the manufacturer may have provided an estimated life expectancy at the time of purchase. A quick Google of your system’s brand and model number may reveal this information. However, the range you’ll see is just an estimate.

Keep in mind that your unit functions within your unique home environment and according to your preferences and lifestyle. There are also factors like accidents, component wear and tear, or even environmental anomalies like especially brutal summers. Things can and do happen that will tax your HVAC unit to the point that it breaks down sooner than expected. However, in many cases, such damage can usually be repaired or even prevented through routine maintenance.

HVAC Maintenance: The Key to Extending Your Unit’s Life Expectancy

Routine HVAC maintenance is a proven way to extend the life expectancy of your system. In addition to keeping your house safe and cool, you’ll find that you save money over time.

Regularly servicing your heating and cooling systems with trained professionals helps you stop minor wear or component issues from escalating into expensive problems. The last thing that you want is to replace an HVAC unit that you’ve only had for a few years due to a simple oversight!

Here are a few basic HVAC maintenance points to check regularly:

  • Clean or change air filters
  • Lubricate all motors and bearings (if necessary)
  • Tune-ups
  • Change refrigerant insulation whenever necessary
  • Check for worn bearings in all motors

HVAC maintenance is highly preventative because it ensures that critical systems are optimized and the whole unit remains functional. And of course, your chosen HVAC Specialists are solving any immediate mechanical problems that could turn into bigger issues down the road. Remember, it’s cheaper to maintain than it is to replace!

Repairs get more expensive if not addressed immediately to prevent further degradation. Take the time to ensure that your HVAC unit is properly maintained so that you can enjoy much better use of the HVAC system as a whole.

Extend the Life Expectancy of Your HVAC System with Exxel Mechanical Services

At Exxel Mechanical Services, we offer Silver and Gold maintenance plans to provide flexible pricing options and specific HVAC services for you to choose from. Not sure what your furnace or AC unit needs? All of our services come with a free inspection so we can fully evaluate your HVAC system(s) and provide the best solutions to keep your equipment running safely and effectively.

Get ahead of the heat!  Give us a call at (443) 821-1040 or send a quick email to Our team will be happy to assist you!