A/C Life Expectancy
Here at Chapman Heating and Cooling, not only do we maintain your system, but we can also install it for you! Last week I rode with our technician Dan, and he gave me a quick rundown on the process of installing an HVAC system, and caring for it. Did you know the average life expectancy of an HVAC system is 15 years? But there are a few important things to get the longest life possible from your heating and cooling unit.
One thing that affects the life span is whether the system was installed properly. This means no duct tape where there shouldn’t be. Here at Chapman our Install Technicians are trained to make sure you receive only the best install experience!
Regular maintenance is a very important factor. This ensures the equipment stays in good running condition and allows us to catch any small issues that could become bigger issues. Just like your car, the more often you use it, the more often you will need to do tune ups, for your A/C this means changing filters, and cleaning coils. Not only do these tasks add to the life of your unit, they also improve the efficiency.
Last winter here in Missouri was cold; not only was it cold, but it lasted forever! How often your system is used will contribute to the life span, if it’s being used more frequently, it will need a maintenance schedule to reflect that. Ensuring you have the proper size unit for your home can help combat this, which is where our Comfort Advisors come in. No matter what size home you have, they can make sure you get the perfect unit that will last for years to come.
Lastly, the quality of the unit you choose is important. You wouldn’t use low quality oil in your car would you? It should be the same with the HVAC system you put in your house! Purchasing a good quality unit can be the difference between a system that gives you many years of comfort and dependability, or a system that goes out within the first year or two.
There are several factors that play a role in the longevity of your A/C, and here at Chapman our technicians are trained and ready to provide you with a long lasting system that will keep your home comfortable despite the crazy Mid-Missouri weather. So if you’re ready to replace your old unit, give us a call at (573) 445-4489