20 Feb Find Out How Long a Gas Furnace Should Last in Your Dayton Home
When you invest in a gas furnace for your Dayton residence, you can expect to receive many comfortable years of reliable service from your system. But just how long can your gas furnace last in our climate? It depends on several of factors.
Average expected lifespan: Gas furnaces often last between 12 to 15 years. Outside factors do affect the expected lifespan of your system. The more effort you put into keeping your gas furnace operating properly, the better chance your equipment will last longer.
As your system comes to the end of its lifespan, it could start breaking down and malfunctioning more often. The behavior of your equipment, combined with its age, can help you decide that replacement is needed.
Quality of equipment: Higher quality systems may last longer than less expensive ones. As with any kind of product, cheaper HVAC systems wear out quicker than top-quality name-brand systems. If you buy mid-range or top-of-the-line equipment, you are likely to get more service out of it.
Usage patterns: Running your gas furnace frequently or at a higher temperature can generally reduce your equipment’s expected lifespan.
Regular maintenance: Regular preventive maintenance is the key to a gas furnace’s longevity. Be sure to have your HVAC system inspected and serviced regularly by a qualified heating professional. Preventive maintenance should really be performed annually and should also include a thorough inspection of your system and functional components.
During the heating season, check your air filters at least once a month and change them when they get dirty as clogged filters can shorten your system’s lifespan and cause malfunctions and breakdowns.
Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning provides professional HVAC installation and maintenance services to residential customers in Dayton and the surrounding communities. Contact us today for more information about your home’s gas furnace and for an expert assessment on how long your heating system should last.