Average life expectancy (in years) for Heating & Cooling components are as follows:
It does seem that when it comes to heating and cooling equipment, the average life expectancy
is not as defined as with other pieces equipment in your home, the better quality equipment
will usually outlast the less expensive “Builder Installed” models.
- Oil/gas forced air furnace 15-20 years
- Oil Tank 35-40
- Cast-iron boiler 30-50
- Steel boiler 15-30
- Circulating pump 10-20
- Heat pump 8-15
- Central air 10-20
- Window A/C 10-25
These are averages and should only be used as a guide when making decisions.