Furnace Replacement: How Long Will Your Furnace Last?

Signs it is time for a Furnace Replacement

Winter is ending and you just changed the air filter, something you practice at every change of season out of habit. You take a wistful look at the poor ole furnace, thankful it carried you through the gloom and cold. Perhaps for the first time, you wonder just how much longer your furnace will last. Let’s do a little Furnace Replacement research.

If you do a quick internet search, the first search page will suggest furnaces last between 15 and 30 years. That is quite a range! There must be further information, so press a little further. You will notice that most suggested lifespans come from people who manufacture, sell, or install furnaces. You should at least acknowledge they share information with a point of view. Government agencies and engineers also share information, and they also have a point of view. If you start with a range between 15 and 30 years, what makes some furnaces last longer than others? How can you extend the lifespan of ole Betsy? Can you anticipate a replacement range to let you prepare for that kind of purchase?

Factors Beyond Your Control

If you start with an existing furnace, there are some things that affect the length of service that you have no part in. That includes:

While you might not be able to change any of these factors concerning your existing system, it is very good information to help when you need to replace your furnace.

Factors In Your Control

If you start with an existing furnace, there are some things that affect the length of service that are left in your hands. If you have not used these factors to your advantage, it is not too late to employ them.

Honestly, the average useful years for a furnace is just a number and no one can predict exactly how much time you have left with ole Betsy. Hopefully, you are now armed with enough information to make some decisions concerning approximately how long your furnace has left.

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