Furnaces usually last between 15 to 20 years. This average furnace lifespan varies depending upon several factors, including the quality of the unit, maintenance schedule, and how often it’s used.
Furnace Brand and Type Matters
Some furnace brands are better than others. Buy a high-quality furnace that’s the correct size for your home.
Poor Installation Impacts the Lifespan of a Furnace
Call a licensed professional for the proper installation of your furnace. You’ll usually get a warranty and avoid future problems caused by poor/ faulty installation.
Maintaining Your Furnace Can Extend Its Life
Get your HVAC system serviced at least twice a year to be sure it is functioning correctly. This also helps lengthen its lifespan.
Proper Placement and Ventilation Helps a Furnace Last Longer
Make sure your contractor has proper ventilation and clearance for your furnace. Inadequate airflow and too much moisture can damage the heat exchanger.
How to Determine If Your Furnace Is About to Die
You are usually nearing a furnace breakdown if:
• You have frequent service calls and expensive repair bills
• Your furnace is not blowing hot air
• Your furnace is noisy
• Your furnace can’t reach the thermostat temperature
• Your energy bills are higher than usual
If you live in the Rockland County New York, Orange County New York or Bergen County New Jersey area and have an old furnace and are experiencing any or all of these symptoms, call on CV. Now might be the right time for us to inspect and possibly replace your furnace. Contact CV for more info!