The lifespan of your furnace system ranges between 10-20 years based upon the efficiency rating and model. As a consumer, it is in your best interest to properly maintain your home’s furnace to ensure that your heating system preforms as long as possible before needing to think about a complete replacement. A furnace can even last longer than it is expected to based on the way you care for the furnace.
To prevent your furnace system from failing, have it examined and cleaned yearly. Yearly inspections and cleaning prevent the increased risk of failure and help ensure that the equipment is not aging more rapidly than it should. Investing into yearly maintenance is a better alternative to costly repairs that could have been avoided.
Caring for Your Furnace
There are simple things that you can do to ensure the lifespan of your heating system along with routine maintenance and yearly inspections. Keeping the area around the furnace free from debris.
It’s important to change your furnace filters regularly. It will keep the air in your home clean and safe. How often, depends on what kind of filters you use and various lifestyle factors. Most filters need to be changed every three months. Regardless of frequency, everyone should check their filters once a month to see what condition they are in.