Your HVAC unit is a complicated piece of equipment with many different components all working together to keep your home at a comfortable temperature year-round. Remember, your HVAC system handles both heating and cooling functions, and while they’re engineered for constant use, there are some parts that are more prone to replacement than others.

In today’s post, furnace installation experts from Econoair Heating & Cooling Inc. list the three parts you’re most likely to replace at least once during your HVAC system’s service life.

Commonly-Replaced Parts in an HVAC System

Air filters. Air filters capture dust and debris and prevent them from circulating around your house, which means that they’ll eventually get clogged. Much like the filters for your coffeemaker, air filters for your HVAC system need to be replaced at least six times a year to keep the air flowing smoothly.

Fan motor. The fan in your HVAC unit runs at full tilt, especially during the summer. With this constant use, it’s only natural for the motor to burn out eventually due to the non-stop operation. With proper maintenance from your AC repair contractor, your fan motor can last between 10 and 15 years. But if it’s not cared for properly, you can expect it to fail within one to three years or even less.

Compressor. The compressor is your HVAC system’s workhorse and one of the most expensive components in your unit. Clogged refrigerant lines and dirty coils are two of the main culprits when it comes to compressor failure. With a regular maintenance schedule, you can avoid a costly compressor replacement, so be sure to schedule an inspection at least twice a year.

If you’re having trouble with your HVAC system, then you’ve come to the right place. Econoair Heating & Cooling Inc. is your trusted air conditioning and furnace repair company. We’re committed to your comfort and use only the highest quality, most environmentally-friendly HVAC products available on the market. Give us a call at 905-763-2400 or fill out our contact form for all your cooling and heating concerns.

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Bruce Pou