Proper service can increase the lifespan of a HVAC unit

My parents have lived in their house for over 28 years now.

And with any home, over time, things will depreciate and fall apart.

That’s especially true for the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C unit, which is one of the pieces of equipment that I use almost, if not every day. It helps to keep us comfortable while I spend time inside our homes. Well, for the 28 years they have been living in their home, they have never updated their Heating, Ventilation, and A/C unit and I was surprised to know that the equipment has not yet completely broken down. Based on my knowledge, most Heating, Ventilation and A/C units have an average lifespan of between 10 to 20 years, depending on the type of unit. If you own a heat pump, the life expectancy should be around 10 to 15 years and heaters will last up to 20 years. However, with proper maintenance, an Heating, Ventilation and A/C equipment can last longer than expected. And that’s why my parents Heating, Ventilation & A/C equipment has never broken down. Not only have they tested the equipment over the years, however they have also inspected it themselves. In addition, they have constantly changed their air filter within 60 to 90 days… Plus, they have gotten their HVAC duct cleaned and have installed a programmable control unit. All the maintenance and smart decisions have led to them keeping their Heating, Ventilation & A/C system in the best condition possible. My Heating, Ventilation & A/C equipment is only 6 years old, but I am going to take a page out of my parents’ book so that my heating and cooling unit can also outlast its lifespan. It’s the least I can do to protect the most used equipment in my home.