October 20, 2020

Winter weather can be frigid in Bellevue, NE, and you’ll need a reliable furnace to keep your home safe and comfortable. If your furnace is getting old, you might wonder how long it will last. Let’s discuss furnace lifespans, what can extend them and some signs that your furnace’s lifespan is coming to an end.

Typical Furnace Lifespan

A typical furnace lifespan is 20 to 25 years. There are a few factors that affect the lifespan of each furnace. If your home is poorly insulated, the furnace will have to work harder. If you have a backup heating system or only use the furnace during extremely cold weather, it won’t get as much wear and tear and might last longer. The type of fuel the furnace uses also plays a role. Natural gas burns cleaner than kerosene or propane, so natural gas-powered furnaces tend to last a few years longer than those that burn other fuels or heating oil.

Preventive Maintenance Extends Your Furnace’s Lifespan

An annual fall tune-up of your furnace could extend its lifespan by several years. The tune-up services include cleaning the burner and sensors, checking the heat exchanger and making sure the flue is clear. During an annual fall maintenance visit, our technicians also replace the air filter, check the thermostat and make sure the fuel supply lines are in good condition.

Signs You’ll Soon Need a Furnace Replacement

When a furnace has reached its life expectancy, it usually gives you some indications that it’s about to fail. You may notice an increase in your monthly gas bill, even if you didn’t adjust the thermostat. Your furnace may not deliver enough heat, so you may have to keep adjusting the thermostat for optimal comfort. Failing thermostats may need frequent repairs or costly repair. If your carbon monoxide detector goes off, this also suggests that your furnace could be failing.

Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning is Bellevue’s trusted provider of furnace installation services. We also offer high-quality furnace and air conditioning repair, maintenance and replacement services. Customers also count on us for fireplace installations, repairs and maintenance. For additional information, contact us at Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning.

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