Equipment Replacement Schedule

Should You Replace Your Equipment?

Delaying the replacement of your heating and cooling equipment can cost more in the long run. Postponing the inevitable will result in costly repairs, maintenance and high utility bills. This guide shows the average life expectancy of common HVAC equipment.

Heating and Air Conditioning Life Expectancy In Years

 

Equipment

Low

High

Average

Fans, Ceilings

7

18

16

Air Conditioners, room

7

16

12

Air conditioners, unitary

8

19

13

Humidifiers

6

13

10

Furnaces, electric

9

20

14

Furnaces, gas

11

23

17

Furnaces, oil

13

23

18

Portable heaters

8

13

11

Heat pumps

6

21

14

Dehumidifiers

9

13

11

Room heaters, vented gas

7

18

13

Room heaters, unvented gas

13

23

18

Water heaters, electric

6

21

14

Water heaters, gas

5

13

9