31 Aug Find Out How Long a Gas Furnace Should Last in Your Indianapolis Home
When you invest in a gas furnace for your Indianapolis home, you can expect to receive several years of reliable service from your system. But how exactly long should your gas furnace last in our climate? It depends on several of the following factors.
Average expected lifespan: Gas furnaces can generally last between 12 to 15 years. Outside factors in will certainly affect the expected lifespan of your system. The more effort you put into keeping your gas furnace working properly, the more likely your equipment will last longer.
As your system approaches the end of its lifespan, it may start breaking down and malfunctioning more often. The behavior of your equipment, in combination with its age, can help you determine if replacement is needed.
Quality of equipment: Higher quality systems can usually last longer than less expensive ones. As with any other 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’ll likely get more service out of it.
Usage patterns: Running your gas furnace frequently or at a higher temperature can reduce your equipment’s expected lifespan.
Regular maintenance: Regular preventive maintenance is the key a gas furnace’s longevity. Have your HVAC system inspected and serviced regularly by a qualified heating professional. Preventive maintenance should be performed at least 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. Clogged, dirty 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 Indianapolis and the surrounding Hoosier communities, including Avon, Carmel, Greenwood and Martinsville. 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.