How Long Does an HVAC System Last?
Written By: Ben on October 29, 2020

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Protecting Your investment with an HVAC Protection Plan

Buying a new HVAC system is a big financial commitment, and you obviously want the unit to last as long as possible. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the typical lifespan for an HVAC system is 15 to 20 years with air conditioners tending to last longer than furnaces. One of the simplest things you can do to extend the lifespan of your heating and cooling system is to purchase an HVAC protection plan California from HomeGuard HomeWarranty.

Be Sure to Change Your HVAC Filter Regularly to Increase Longevity

The filter of your HVAC system collects airborne pollutants like dust and other debris to make indoor air as clean as possible while keeping you comfortable at the same time. To keep your HVAC system operating as efficiently as possible, plan to change the filter at the start of each new season. You will want to change it more often if someone in your home has allergies or asthma.

Due to the complexity of modern HVAC systems, we don’t recommend that you attempt any repairs on your own. Even a problem that appears simple to fix can become much more involved once you get further into trying to repair it. Unfortunately, this could cause additional damage to your HVAC unit and the need for costlier repairs.

Other Factors That Control the Lifespan of an HVAC System

The coils on the indoor portion of HVAC systems tend to wear out faster than they once did due to exposure to household chemicals, particularly cleaning supplies. HVAC contractors refer to this problem as off-gassing. It means that the chemicals from common household products and materials from carpet, wood, and other items made in a manufacturing interact with copper coils and cause them to degrade more quickly.

The design of modern homes has improved to the point where they are less drafty than they were in the past. This is both good and bad news. The good news is that people are more comfortable in their homes because they are less drafty and utility bills run lower. The bad news is that coils degrade faster, and the HVAC unit requires more frequent repairs or replacement earlier than you might have planned. Because the outside portion of the HVAC system does not have the same exposure to household chemicals and materials, it typically remains intact longer.

Buy a Home Warranty with HVAC Coverage in California Today

A home warranty already provides you valuable benefits and peace of mind should you face an expensive repair. An HVAC warranty California can do the same thing. HomeGuard HomeWarranty offers an HVAC coverage ad-on to your original warranty that provides you with two preventive maintenance visits each year. We typically recommend scheduling a tune-up at the start of the warm and cool weather seasons. Please contact us today to learn more or call (866) 993-2301.