Because your HVAC system is composed of multiple pieces of equipment, how long it lasts will depend on each piece of equipment’s overall condition. Some HVAC systems are more durable than others and can last for many years if provided with routine maintenance.
Air conditioners will last an average of 10 to 15 years. Certain brands, like Lennox, enjoy a longer life span between 15 and 20 years. Remember to stay on top of small maintenance tasks like changing the air filter to get the most out of your central AC.
Furnaces are sturdy pieces of HVAC equipment. They can last up to 30 years if kept in good shape. Your furnace’s life span may depend on the fuel it uses to generate heat. Our natural gas furnaces can provide long-lasting heat through bitterly cold Cheyenne winters.
Heat Pumps are an energy-efficient choice for temperate climates like Cheyenne, WY. They use electricity to provide both heating and cooling in one machine. A quality heat pump should last around 10 to 12 years.
Installing a heat pump alongside existing gas furnaces can create a dual-fuel heating system for maximum efficiency. The heat pump can handle moderate temperatures while leaving the furnace on standby for particularly cold weather. This can help extend the lifespan of both systems.
Packaged systems contain both heating and cooling inside a single unit kept outside. They’re perfect for maximizing indoor space, and are expected to last around 10 years. Keep it well-insulated from the elements for a longer life span.