HomeBlogIn it for the Long Haul: Extending the Lifespan of Your HVAC

Here in Florida, having a reliable HVAC system isn’t just a luxury; it’s a necessity. Most days we can’t imagine life without one!

Finding out that your HVAC needs to be replaced is an expense that most of us are keen to avoid for as long as possible. That’s why our team at Reliant Heating & Air Conditioning often advises our happy customers on how to keep their HVAC ticking for as long as possible. After all, treat your HVAC well and it will benefit you on those hot and humid nights and chilly winter evenings.

So, what exactly is the lifespan of an HVAC, what can you do to keep it going strong for as long as possible, and why does it matter? You’ve come to the right place. 

What’s the expected lifespan of an HVAC?

If you’ve inherited an older HVAC system following a house move, or if it’s been quite some time since you can remember having your HVAC installed, you’re probably wondering how long you can expect the machinery to last. While each system is different, we can tell you that the average lifespan of a typical residential HVAC is between 10 to 12 years. 

However, your HVAC lifespan depends on the system setup and type of system you have, whether your home has insulation, and whether it has regular HVAC maintenance and air filter changes.

Here in Florida, our climate also affects the lifespan of the HVAC. Since we live in a high-humidity coastal area, this can lead to corrosion and shortening of the HVAC lifespan.

Why does it matter how long an HVAC lasts?

It’s important to keep your HVAC in top-notch condition because if you don’t look after it, the system can’t do its job properly. Failing to care for an HVAC can often lead to expensive repairs or even a full replacement years before it has served you to the fullest.

Keeping the HVAC working for as long as possible is a long-term investment that pays off.

The importance of regular maintenance

You can’t install an HVAC and forget about it until it breaks down. Like any other mechanical system, your HVAC requires regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly and extend its lifespan.

Regular maintenance by a qualified technician is the key to ensuring your HVAC system remains reliable and efficient year after year. By scheduling routine inspections and tune-ups, you can catch potential issues early on before they escalate into costly repairs or even premature replacements.

During a maintenance visit, Our expert technicians will thoroughly inspect your HVAC system, check for any signs of wear and tear, clean components, lubricate moving parts, and ensure all connections are secure. By addressing minor issues proactively, we help prevent major breakdowns down the road, saving you time, money, and discomfort.

Here to serve you

When you appreciate how hard your HVAC works in this Florida climate, you never take it for granted!

Your HVAC system is the unsung hero of your home, working tirelessly to keep you comfortable year-round. By treating your HVAC system with care and investing in regular maintenance, you can ensure reliable performance and extend its lifespan for years to come.

At Reliant, we’re committed to helping you get the most out of your HVAC system. Whether you need routine maintenance, repairs, or a new installation, you can rely on our team to keep your home comfortable, no matter what the Florida weather throws your way.

Contact Reliant today to see how we can keep your HVAC system serving you and your family for years to come.