How long should my furnace last?

As we turn on our furnaces for another season, many people ask, “How long should my furnace last?”

Your furnace’s life expectancy depends on the quality of the furnace you had installed, running conditions, maintenance and cleanliness.  The short answer is 18 to 22 years, but there is a lot that you can do as a homeowner to increase the life of this essential appliance.

With annual maintenance from a qualified professional, changing your filters frequently, and light use, your furnace can last as long as 25 years.  With heavy use, no maintenance and infrequent filter changing, your furnace investment could be finished in half that amount of time.  The best way to lengthen the life of your furnace and ensure the optimal operation of this key appliance is by regular maintenance.  Scheduling a service call with the professionals at Vision Plumbing Heating Cooling each year as you turn your furnace on for the season will not only extend its life, but will give your insight into whether it is time to change it or not.  Our team will help you lengthen the life of your furnace or advise you of your options – repair, replace, or retrofit.  Vision can also help you determine if there are any rebate programs or tax incentives that you might qualify for to assist with this expenditure.

If you do require a new or retrofitted furnace, we can help you choose the best model for your needs.  Purchasing a high quality furnace from a company like Rheem and maintaining it properly will ensure that your furnace investment provides you with the best return.  New furnaces can be much more efficient, saving you money on their operation and can also increase your home comfort.  New furnaces are considerably quieter as well.  At Vision we will not sell you a new furnace if you don’t need one, however as your trusted advisor in home heating comfort we will ensure that you understand all of the options available to you.

This is the ideal time, as you turn your furnace on for the year, to have our friendly and qualified team service and evaluate it for you.  While we are doing this, also have us look at your hot water tank – these two neglected appliances are critical for your comfort and safety.  Let Vision ensure your comfort this winter.

Vision Plumbing Heating Cooling – for all your heating, plumbing and cooling needs.