How Long Do Furnaces Last in Texas?
Most Americans spend about 90% of their time inside. Besides the workplace, home is probably where we spend a lot of our indoor time. Recent changes in work processes, though, mean more people are now working from home. The desire for comfort is even greater now! Knowing when to replace your home’s furnace can mean lowering overall energy costs while also increasing comfort and safety throughout the living space.
What Do the Experts Say?
HVAC industry experts report that the average furnace lasts about 15 – 20 years with regularly scheduled maintenance on the components. If your furnace is tuned-up before each heating system, you may be able to squeak out a few more years than that. However, neglecting to have your heating system properly checked and cleaned is a sure-fire way to ensure the need for a premature furnace replacement.
Take These Steps to Make Sure Your Furnace Stays Alive & Healthy
- As we mentioned, the first and probably most important step is to call Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric for seasonal tune-ups and maintenance.
- If you suspect there’s an issue with your furnace, don’t wait. Call Armstrong for a diagnostic heating visit today.
- Between maintenance appointments, regularly change your filters. Dirty filters make your system work harder and may cause serious indoor air quality issues.
- Purchase a programmable thermostat, so the furnace runs only when heat is needed. This will help yours last longer and save on energy costs, too.
- Set the temperature and leave it. Constantly changing the temperature setting causes extra wear and tear on your furnace.
- Be sure your home is properly insulated to avoid wasted energy.
- Make sure your ductwork is working properly and has no leaks. (To read more about the importance of good ductwork, see last week’s blog post.)
For every heating system need, whether furnace maintenance, repair or a complete replacement, better call Armstrong.
The trained staff at Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric is ready to take your call and help keep your furnace in tip-top shape.