How Long Should My Furnace Last?

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Anyone who invests in a heating unit wants nothing more than for that unit to last long. Although we often experience mild climates in Farmers Branch, we still need the help of a properly working furnace to stay warm in the winter.

Make sure you are prepared for winter weather by contacting a professional at Boone’s Heating & Air Conditioning to evaluate your furnace and determine if your system needs to be replaced.

What is the Average Lifespan of My Furnace?

Most furnace units last fifteen to twenty years. However, consistent maintenance and repairs could extend its life even longer. After fifteen years, you may want to consider contacting Boone’s Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule a heater replacement.

How to Preserve Furnace Efficiency

Change the Filter

Conduct regular filter checks to ensure that it is not filled with dirt and dust. A dirty filter forces your furnace to work harder and that sacrifices its longevity.

Take Breaks from Using Your System

To prevent your furnace from being overworked, take periodic breaks from using your system. Additionally, to stay cool in the summer, turn on your ceiling fan and open your windows to let in the cool breeze. And finally, to stay warm in the winter, bundle up in sweaters and long clothes, turn on your space heater, and snuggle up under a blanket.

Schedule Furnace Maintenance

Another great way to increase your heater’s lifespan is to keep up with yearly tune-ups. Seasonal maintenance during late summer or early fall will ensure that your heater is in top condition for the winter. Hire a professional at Boone’s Heating & Air Conditioning to inspect and repair your system.

Buy a Smart Thermostat

You can use your smart phones and tablets to control your smart thermostat. These thermostats can learn your system’s daily habits and make adjustments.

Signs to Replace Your Furnace

Furnace Age

Units that are over fifteen years old most likely need to be replaced. If you have a heating system over or around this age, it would be beneficial to contact a professional and have a new system installed!

Rising Energy Bill

If your energy bill is getting higher, but you haven’t increased your furnace usage; it means you have a defective system. You shouldn’t be paying more money if your usage doesn’t match up. Contact a technician to inspect your system and possibly conduct a heater replacement.

Constant Repairs

It is necessary to schedule check-ups and tune-ups for your furnace because maintenance increases its longevity. However, if you have to constantly schedule repairs for your furnace, this could be a sign to replace your system.

Contact Us Today

At Boone’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we pride ourselves on delivering professional service and fantastic customer satisfaction. Our highly trained technicians perform heater tune-ups, heater repairs, furnace installations, heat pump installations, and AC services.

Trust us to handle all of your HVAC services – contact us today!

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