No one wants their HVAC system to break down in the middle of the night, or even during a busy day. When it does, you either lose precious sleep or time you could be spending doing something more productive or fun. This is why it is important to know the probable life expectancy of your HVAC system. Determining how much longer your HVAC will last allows you to plan ahead for a replacement as your system ages.

Why is Knowing the Life Expectancy of My HVAC system important?

Replacing an HVAC system is the second largest expense a homeowner can expect to see in their lifetime. With this in mind, it is a good idea to plan ahead and prepare a budget beforehand to help the process run smoothly. Knowing how much longer your current system will last is a good place to start. B&L Ott in Leesport, PA can help you determine the approximate life expectancy left for your system. If need be, we can also help you plan for, choose, and install a new system with our System Replacement Planning service.

Factors That Contribute to Life Expectancy

Various aspects can affect just how long your HVAC system will last. The brand, installer, and frequency of maintenance can all influence the life expectancy. If you own a non-Trane branded system that was installed by an HVAC company other than B&L Ott, you can expect an average life expectancy of 8-10 years. However, if you have a Trane system that is serviced biannually by B&L Ott, you can expect to see 10-12 years of use.


When looking for an HVAC system that will last, you want to look for a brand you can trust. B&L Ott’s preferred brand is Trane. Compared to other brands, we have found their products to be the most durable and reliable. All of Trane’s equipment goes through SEET Testing. SEET stands for Systems Extreme Environment Test and helps ensure their company’s high standards. Their equipment must survive a series of severe weather and environmental conditions to make sure each system will hold up when you need it most.



­To ensure that you get full use and life expectancy from your HVAC system, you need to choose the right company to install it for you. When a system is not installed properly, it will lose efficiency and the parts will wear down faster. The system may need frequent repairs or experience a total system shutdown before it reaches its full life expectancy. Scheduling an installation with B&L Ott guarantees that your system will be installed properly from day one.


Just like a car needs its oil, tires, brakes, and belts changed regularly, your HVAC system needs attention as well. By getting your HVAC inspected, cleaned, and tuned-up by B&L Ott at least twice a year, you can help your system last well beyond its life expectancy. You should also change the air filters regularly. Most 1″ filters need to be changed every month, however, some can last longer. Talk to a trained B&L Ott technician during your next maintenance visit to determine your system’s specific needs.

otthvac teamGetting an Estimate from B&L Ott

B&L Ott will walk you step by step through the process of determining the life expectancy of your system. One of our knowledgeable technicians will determine the age of your system and compare it to the industry standards for that specific brand and type of system. We will also take the health and performance of each individual component into consideration. Based on our evaluation, we will provide you with the best options for repairs and improvements, or provide information on replacing your system.

Hire a B&L Ott Comfort Consultant

Your comfort is B&L Ott’s priority. One of our comfort consultants can match you with the perfect system for your home and family. This no cost service will evaluate your system and family’s needs in approximately two hours. We will perform a load calculation to ensure your equipment is adequately sized and take the time to learn what comfort features you and your family are looking for. When we are finished, you will know exactly what system, installation practices, and adjustments are required to provide you with the comfort you desire.

Benefits of B&L Ott’s System Replacement Planning

B&L Ott’s System Replacement Planning service is the most convenient way to have your current HVAC system replaced. No one likes to make a knee-jerk reaction to replace their system, especially when weather or time constraints make the process more difficult.

While B&L Ott’s emergency service is here to help you whenever you may need, our System Replacement Planning Service can eliminate the stress and worry that comes with having to replace your system last minute. You can prepare a budget, take the time to choose a system, and have that system installed at a time that is convienint for you. You can make the best decision for your home and your family, without feeling the pressure.