We’re officially in the swing of autumn. This means it’s time for rides through the pumpkin patch and spiced lattes. While you’re enjoying all that fall has to offer, don’t forget to check on your furnace. Fall is the perfect time to schedule an annual maintenance check. You don’t want to wait until it’s too late to service your furnace. Keep reading to discover the average lifespan of a gas furnace, how to extend your furnace’s life span and when it’s time to start looking for a replacement.
Average Lifespan for Gas Furnaces
Frequency of Maintenance
The frequency and quality of your furnace maintenance can extend its lifespan. That’s why routine fall inspections by a licensed HVAC professional is essential.
Moisture Levels and Ventilation
Most homeowners don’t consider the size of their furnace. However, a furnace that is too small or too large for your home will have to cycle more than necessary — this shortens the lifespan of your furnace.
Signs You Need to Replace Your Furnace
The last thing you want is a malfunctioning furnace in the middle of winter. Watching for warning signs can give you a head start on shopping for a replacement. You’ll want to pay attention to the following indicators that your furnace is reaching the end of its lifespan:
Increasing Energy Bills
If you notice a spike in energy bills every year, your old furnace may be to blame.
Are some rooms colder than others? This may be an indicator that your furnace is not functioning efficiently.
Poor Air Quality
When your furnace is at the end of its lifespan, it doesn’t properly regulate air quality. You may notice issues with humidity and an increase in dust.
How To Extend the Lifespan of Your Furnace
The best way to extend the lifespan of your furnace is to schedule regular maintenance. We recommend scheduling during the fall before you begin using your furnace. At Triad Mechanical, we offer professional heating services that include annual maintenance. Our furnace maintenance plan includes:
● Fan and gas value inspection
● Pilot and burner cleaning
● Heat exchanger inspection
● System testing
● Electrical and gas connection tightening
● Moving parts lubrication