Your heating and cooling systems are responsible for keeping you comfortable throughout the year, making them some of the most important pieces of equipment in your New Jersey home. But how often do you need to replace your furnace, boiler, air conditioner, or heat pump?
At Bovio Rubino Service, we’ve been helping South Jersey homeowners with their HVAC needs since 1974 and we’ve seen just about every make and model. There are several factors that can affect the lifespan of your system, most importantly installation and maintenance. Keep reading to learn why.
The Lifespans of Different HVAC Systems
The acronym “HVAC” refers to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning—which can include several pieces of home equipment. Each of these systems operate differently and have different lifespans. Here is what you can generally expect from common types of heating and cooling systems:
- Air Conditioners – 10-15 years
- Furnaces – 15-20 years
- Heat Pumps – 10-15 years
- Boilers – 15-20 years
The good news is that with a family-made local company like Bovio Rubino, you can hit the high end or even exceed the average life expectancy for the equipment in your home!
Proper HVAC Installation Matters
Heating and cooling installation is a complex process that involves correct unit sizing, drainage, exhausts, and in many cases ductwork. When your system is improperly installed, its efficiency, safety, and life expectancy can all be diminished. At Bovio Rubino Service, our technicians are expertly trained and hold several certifications to ensure your HVAC installation goes right the first time.
HVAC Maintenance: The Key to a Long-Lasting System
The best way to keep your HVAC system running smoothly and extend its lifespan is regular maintenance visits from a professional HVAC technician. Lack of maintenance can contribute to unnecessary wear and tear along with issues such as:
High Energy Bills
Even if your system is running “fine” without preventative maintenance, it won’t be operating as efficiently as it could be. When your HVAC system isn’t properly maintained and cleaned, dust and dirt can accumulate, reducing efficiency and leading to higher energy bills.
Poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Your HVAC system distributes air throughout your home, but if it’s not properly maintained it can also circulate mold spores, dust, or other pollutants. Regularly changing your air filter every 30-60 days will help keep pollutants out of your breathing air. During a Bovio Rubino tune-up visit, we’ll change your air filter as well as inspect your HVAC and ductwork for condensation that can lead to IAQ problems.
Frequent & Costly Repairs
One of the most beneficial parts of preventative maintenance is the early detection of any operational trouble. If minor issues are left untreated, they can quickly grow into bigger problems that require expensive heating and cooling repair.
Regular maintenance can add 5-10 years of reliable operation to your heating and cooling system, especially when you’re starting with a brand-new unit. For South Jersey homeowners who’ve lost track of their heating and cooling maintenance in the past, Bovio Rubino Service offers peace of mind and convenience for any budget with our Maintenance Protection Plans. Choose between four levels of coverage for your home and get benefits like:
- Annual service reminders
- Discounts of repairs or replacements
- And more!