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How Old Is “Too Old” for a Furnace?

If you have an older furnace, you may be wondering when it will be time to invest in a replacement. At what point is your furnace too old to meet your heating needs? Furnaces have an average expected lifespan, and once a unit surpasses that lifespan, it becomes increasingly likely that a replacement is on the horizon.

If you’ve been thinking about a furnace replacement in Mount Orab, OH, give our team a call to schedule your appointment. We can check your furnace and give you an idea of how it is aging and whether or not it’s time for a replacement. Then we can review your options with you so you can upgrade to a new model that will best fit your family’s needs. You can keep reading to learn more about some of the signs that your furnace is getting up an age and needs to be replaced.

Expected Furnace Lifespan

You can anticipate your furnace having a lifespan of between 10 and 15 years on average. Some furnaces may last just a little bit longer, and some furnaces can need to be replaced sooner. Much of the expected lifespan depends on how well your furnace gets installed and how well you care for it over the years.

Partnering with a heating contractor who has the proper certifications goes a long way when it comes to furnace installation. Our team will take their time and make sure that each step of the furnace installation process is completed correctly so that you have the best chance at a long furnace lifespan.

After that, it’s up to you to keep up with regular homeowner maintenance. Examples of this include allowing your furnace to cool down, then wiping down the system to reduce the amount of dust buildup, and also checking the outside exhaust vent for any blockages. 

Pay attention to signs that your furnace needs service, and give us a call anytime something seems out of the ordinary. Even if nothing is wrong with your furnace, it’s important to schedule maintenance once each year. We usually recommend that you schedule the service in the spring right after winter is over, and you’re ready to turn your heater off for the coming months. 

But you can schedule furnace maintenance anytime you want as long as you do it annually for the best results. Keep in mind that annual furnace maintenance is not just a service that we recommend. It’s actually required for most furnace manufacturer’s warranties. If you do not maintain your furnace and something major goes wrong, then you may be left footing the bill for a major repair.

Why You Want to Upgrade Sooner Rather than Later

If your furnace is reaching the 15-year mark or has already passed it, you may be hoping to get as much life as possible out of the unit. While we totally understand this, we do encourage you to consider upgrading your furnace sooner rather than later. The older that your furnace gets, the more outdated its safety and efficiency standards become. 

Furnaces that were installed a couple of decades ago are far less efficient compared to the models that we are installing today. Even though installing a new furnace is a major expense, you stand to save money on your monthly energy costs, as well as boosting your family’s safety.

Shafer Heating & Cooling, LLC: You are just one call away from the comfort and savings you deserve! Schedule an appointment today for your new HVAC installation appointment.

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