Heating and cooling systems are an investment, so it’s understandable that you want the one in your home to hold up as long as possible. The number of years you can expect your system to last depends on what type of system it is and whether it is properly maintained.


If your home has a gas furnace, you can expect it to last for 10 to 20 years with proper maintenance. It’s usually when the heat exchanger cracks that a furnace needs to be replaced. The heat exchanger, which prevents carbon monoxide from getting into your home, is very expensive to replace, so replacement is often the better option.

Air Conditioners

You can expect 10 to 20 years of life from your air conditioner. They are usually replaced when the condenser or compressor fails. If you live in a coastal area, you will likely get a lesser lifespan from your unit.

GVEC Air Conditioning & Heating, serving Gonzales, TX, replaces air conditioners, heaters and complete HVAC systems throughout the surrounding areas. We are a Bryant and Champion dealer but can service all makes and models.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps average between 10 and 20 years of life. Heat pumps work to both heat and cool your home throughout the year and are very energy efficient. As with sole air conditioners, when heat pumps operate in coastal areas, they will have a shorter life expectancy.

Ductless Mini-Splits

A ductless mini-split system typically lasts for 10 to 20 years. This system utilizes a heat pump and both heats and cools your home throughout the year.

GVEC Air Conditioning & Heating is the team to call for the installation, repair, and maintenance of all your heating and cooling equipment in South Central Texas. We’ve been in the HVAC industry for over 50 years. We can also help you with ductwork and indoor air quality products and services. We have offices in Gonzales, Schertz, Seguin, La Vernia, and Cuero, so wherever you’re located, call us today.

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