When homeowners are asked “What is the most important factor to selecting a new heat pump, furnace or other heating and cooling system?”, nearly every reply includes that “I want a system that is going to last a long time.”On average, heating and cooling systems should last between 10 and 15 years. And, that can be easily met—even extended–if all of the right kind of maintenance is completed on it on a regularly basis…that means air filter changes and preventive maintenance check-ups. Neglecting these simple and affordable tasks will shorten the lifespan of a system significantly, no matter how expensive it is!But, not just regular maintenance determines the lifetime of a heat pump or other HVAC system. The quality of the installation is probably the most important factor. In Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tucson and the surrounding areas, Alaskan Air Conditioning and Heating should be your choice for professional, expertly-trained, and licensed professionals for HVAC installations.For an estimate on a new heat pump, furnace or HVAC system, call Alaskan at (602) 529-5555 in the Phoenix area or (520) 815-5555 in Tucson. Or, visit us at https://www.alaskanac.com/