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How Long Should I Expect My New Heating System to Last?

Arianne Large - Thursday, November 12, 2015
New Residential Heating System Installation

Got heating and air conditioning on your mind? With winter drawing near, heating is probably on the front burner, with your AC pushed to the back. This is especially true if you’ve just recently invested in a new heating system. When you spend money on any improvements to your home, you always want to know, how long will it last? Let’s set some expectations.

Heating Systems Today

Heating systems are getting more and more energy efficient. The primary benefits are that they will save you money on your energy bills and they will improve your indoor air quality because they run greener and cleaner than older models.

Different Systems, Different Expectations

Because heating systems vary in type and function, it’s impossible to give a one-size-fits-all answer to how long a system will last. Typically, furnaces last between 15 and 20 years, boilers for radiant heat can last up to 30 years, and a split system between 10 and 20 years.

What Affects Lifespan?

A new system will last longer than an old system. It’s more advanced, more energy efficient, with new and state-of-the-art technology. But what else affects the life expectancy of your heating equipment? Basic TLC can make all the difference.

Install it and forget it is a sure path to extra wear and tear and lowered efficiency with a reduced lifespan. Regular maintenance that includes inspections, cleanings, calibrations, and adjustments, generally just once a year for your heating system, will prolong its service life.

No matter what type of heating system you’ve recently installed, the key to a long life is regular maintenance. For more information on maintenance and care for your heating and air conditioning system, contact the team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning by calling 704-821-6255 or by clicking here.