HVAC: Here Are Some Secrets On Extending The System Life

The secret to extending HVAC system life span is simple:

Maintain your HVAC equipment. It almost sounds too good to be true, but it’s not! Tune-ups are so important.

Manufacturers assign a specific life span to equipment:HVAC

  • Like furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps, according to tests and efficiency-verification processes designed to outline a product’s useful service life. Homeowners can often extend, or at least adhere to, these estimations simply by scheduling annual preventive maintenance.

According to a report conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, based on reports by manufacturers and industry experts, homeowners can expect the following life spans:

  • Central A/C: 15 years
  • Furnace: 18 years
  • Heat pump: 15 years

Here’s how to create an environment that’s conducive to extending HVAC system life span with regular tune-ups:

  • A tune-up allows the technician to remove dirt buildup from within the HVAC system. Whether you are using a heat pump, furnace or central air conditioner (the most common types of home systems in the greater Phoenix area), dirt that builds up inside of the equipment can lead to serious problems.  When dirt rests on the air handler’s fan blades, it can create an imbalance, leading to increased energy use and poor air delivery.
  • A tune-up gives the HVAC technician the opportunity to replace worn parts before wear and tear cause a complete system breakdown. Worn belts and low lubrication lead to wear and tear within the motor. Replacing worn components early on can prevent system failure, as well as ensuring efficient system operation.
  • Keeping your air filters clean. They provide cleaner air for you to breathe in your home.
  •  Cleaning the indoor coil of your AC system is not part of normal maintenance and can be expensive.

Call Eagle Services today to schedule your HVAC tune-up.  Eagle does Electrical, HVAC and Plumbing.  We service the entire valley.  480-659-4942


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