We can’t live without our heating and air conditioning systems, but how many of us know the equipment’s ins and outs? We usually leave that to the professionals, who we turned to for answers to your common HVAC questions. Read on for some HVAC facts you need to know.
Q: How Long Do Heating and Air Conditioning Units Last?
A: The average lifespan of a furnace is 15-20 years, and a typical air conditioning unit will last around 10-12 years. The life expectancy of either is dependent on many factors, including regular maintenance, frequency of use, physical location of unit, and whether or not it’s the right size for the home.
Q: What Size HVAC System Do I Need?
A: Choosing the right size heating and cooling equipment is critical to getting the most efficient and effective units for your house and your needs. If a unit is too large, it won’t be efficient because it will use more energy than your home needs and it won’t remove enough moisture from your home for you to be comfortable. If the unit is too small, it won’t be able to keep up with demand and will use excess energy running overtime to keep up.
Q: What Are the Benefits of Regular Maintenance?
A: Regular maintenance helps keep your system running as it should while reducing the chance of breakdowns and increasing energy efficiency and life expectancy. An HVAC technician should service your air conditioner during the Spring/Summer months and your furnace or heating system during the Fall/Winter as the weather cools off.
Do you still have more questions? The HVAC professionals at G+S Heating Air Energy Services are here to help. Contact us today for answers to all of your heating and air conditioning questions.