The average life expectancy of a furnace is between 15-20 years. And, when properly installed and maintained, a furnace can last up to 30 years or more. Pretty impressive right!?
But, a 30 year or more lifespan for your furnace isn’t automatic. Let’s go over the factors that dictate a furnace’s lifespan. You will also learn what you can do to get the most use out of your furnace. And lastly, we’ll give you some tips on when you should replace your furnace.
Factors that Dictate a Furnace’s Lifespan
A furnace, like any other machine, operates at its best when it is properly installed and maintained. Some of the common mistakes made during a furnace installation job are:
Having the correct sized furnace installed properly is the first step to ensuring the longevity of the furnace. But, there’s more. Maintaining the furnace is just as important. Some important maintenance steps to regularly implement are:
With proper installation and regular maintenance performed on your furnace, it is perfectly set up for the long haul. You can expect peak operation and efficiency out of your furnace for many years to come!
But what if your furnace seems to be coming to the end of its lifespan? What if your furnace is consistently needing repairs, seems to be running rough, or is super old? When is a good time to replace it? That’s the next topic we will cover!
When Should a Furnace Be Replaced?
The old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” rings true here. If your furnace is running well and is operating efficiently, there’s obviously no reason to replace it. Unless of course you simply want a more efficient furnace, but we will cover that a little later. First, let’s go over some common reasons why you might want to replace your furnace.
Reasons to Replace a Furnace
Is Your Furnace at the End of its Lifespan?
If your furnace is showing signs that it’s nearing the end of its lifespan, it’s time to start shopping around. Do your own research and find out what you need. Get numerous free estimates from local HVAC companies and they can advise you in what type and size furnace that you need. In many locations the cost to replace a furnace starts at around $1,500.
If you live in Jackson TN or the surrounding areas, give us a call at 731-300-1030. We’d love to come out and give you a free estimate!
Do you have any experience with furnaces lasting an abnormally long period of time? What’s the longest a furnace has lasted that you know of? Comment below!