What does HVAC mean?
HVAC is an abbreviation that stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. An HVAC specialist’s job involves the installation, repair and maintenance of a residential HVAC system such as an air conditioner, heater or refrigerator.
How long does the average air conditioner last?
Depending on your usage, care and maintenance of your air conditioner, the average unit is known to last around 16 years. You can always make your unit last longer by performing regular inspections and ensuring all parts and pieces are clean and in good working condition.
How long does the average furnace last?
With the proper installation, maintenance, and care, a home furnace can last approximately up to 20 years. Similarly as with an air conditioner, a furnace can be made to last longer with regular inspections and extra care.
Factors to consider in choosing the right HVAC system:
- Your budget
- Your climate
- How many rooms you need heated or cooled
- If you enjoy using an air conditioner versus a fan
- If you have space for air ducts
- If you have allergies or sensitivities to dust