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Hey Ed, Neel Asks if the Heat Pump System Last 10 Years?

In this edition of "Hey Ed," Ed talks about heat pump system duration.

Hey Ed, Neel asks, will the heat pump system last 10 years? - That is another one of those questions that have a multitude of answers. I would like to think that anything that is in a dwelling that I’m occupying is gonna last 30. And I know that’s not realistic. But I live in a market where if we get 10 years out of a piece of equipment, we’re thrilled. I live near the salt air or something we like to call an aggressive environment. And the equipment simply doesn’t last. So there are realistic expectations for equipment. And I would say somewhere between 12 and 15 years. And I think that should be taken into consideration when somebody thinks about how much money they wanna spend towards an efficient piece of equipment. So if the life expectancy isn’t there, maybe a lower efficiency piece of equipment isn’t necessarily a bad idea. But if you’re in an area where you experience long equipment life, a little more efficient might be in your best interest. And that’s the way I see it.

Ed Janowiak is the Manager of HVAC Design Education at ACCA.

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