How Long Does a Furnace Last?
- Fahrhall, furnace, Furnace Maintenance, furnace replacement, Windsor
A furnace should last about 20 years on average; however, there are a number of factors that could affect how long your heating system can keep your home warm and comfortable.
Regularly Replacing Furnace Filters
Many homeowners are shocked to learn that running a furnace with a dirty filter can damage the system and even shorten its lifespan. When a filter is clogged, airflow is restricted which can put enormous strain on the furnace and cause it to overheat, resulting in additional wear and tear. To prevent a premature breakdown, we always tell our clients to check their filters monthly and replace them as needed.
Furnace manufacturers recommend that systems are maintained yearly by a professional technician. This involves inspecting the unit, cleaning key components and making small adjustments to improve efficiency. This type of preventative furnace maintenance can help extend the lifespan of your system by catching any small problems and correcting them before causing permanent damage.
How a heating system is installed will greatly affect how long it lasts. An improperly installed system can suffer from a number of problems with reliability and efficiency, which can ultimately cause the unit to break down earlier than expected. That’s why it’s extremely important to hire a reputable company that has factory-trained knowledge and experience to install the type of system you’re putting in your home.
With proper maintenance and care, you can expect your furnace to last about 20 years. That means if your heating system was installed in or around the year 2000, you should begin thinking about furnace replacement. In addition to having peace of mind that your furnace can keep your home warm for another winter season, you’ll likely be surprised at the technological advances in heating systems that improve efficiency and total home comfort.
Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists is a premier furnace installation company in the Windsor-Essex & Chatham-Kent areas. We would love to provide you with a free, in-home estimate for a new heating system and explain available promotions and rebates that can reduce the overall price of a new furnace.
Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists have been in the HVAC business for over 50 years. Our certified technicians are experts when it comes to furnace and air conditioner maintenance and installation, and we take pride in providing outstanding service to the customers and community in the Windsor-Essex & Chatham-Kent areas.