Home Heating Equipment

home heating equipment

home heating equipment
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How long can I expect my Rheem heat pump/air conditioner to last for my home?

This is a two-part question: 1) I don’t know the first thing about air conditioning units, but a friend of mine told me residential air conditioners only last a maximum of 10-12 years. This seems like a pretty short lifespan for such an expensive piece of equipment. Is he correct? 2) Also, is the heat pump a separate unit from the air conditioner?

1. 10-12 years is a low end estimate. AC equipment has an average lifespan of 10-20 years. The lower end equipment will have a shorter lifespan than the better stuff. I’ve seen heat pumps go out after 8 years and last as long as 18. It really depends on a regular schedule of maintenance, placement of the equipment, and overall usage patterns. There’s no set lifespan but you should be looking at anywhere from 10-15 years average.
2. It really depends on the system. There are heat pumps that are all one unit (package unit), and there are what is called a “split-system” heat pump. In these, the heat pump is located outside with a coil attached to the indoor furnace. When you change over to a heat pump though, I highly recommend replacing your old furnace as well. They can match up what you need to maximize the efficiency of your system to save you money in the long run.

NBC TODAY Show: Home Heating, Jan 27, 2009