QUESTION: How often should a furnace be replaced?
As a general rule, furnaces have a lifespan of approximately 10 to 25 years. Any system more than a decade old is more than half way through its serviceable life and is a good candidate for replacement. According to the recommendations from the United States Department of Energy, it makes sense to upgrade to a modern, high-efficiency heating system if your current heating system is inappropriately sized, running efficiently, or past its service life.
There are several reasons why a new heating system may be well worth the investment. If your current system has a low Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating, upgrading to a system with a higher AFUE rating will benefit both the environment and your wallet. It is also more difficult to repair and find replacement parts for older furnaces, which could leave you shivering just when you need your furnace the most.
If you decide that it is time to replace your furnace, our experts are available to help you find the right system for your home.