Your gas furnace may seem irreplaceable on cold winter nights, but the harsh reality is that they don’t last forever. While you can expect the average gas furnace to last somewhere between 15 and 20 years, there are things that can be done to maximize the amount of time your furnace provides warmth for you and your family. Furnaces that do not receive proper maintenance may last as little as 13 years.
Your Nose Knows
Pay attention to odors that may come from your furnace. A burning smell may indicate that a furnace needs to be cleaned or can be a sign of a more serious problem. Contact a furnace technician to schedule routine cleaning and maintenance.
Reduce The Amount Of Work
Energy saving techniques like extra insulation and tightening around doors and windows will reduce the amount of work your furnace has to do. This will not only save money in the short term, but the added efficiency may increase the lifespan of your furnace.
Watch Humidity Levels In Your Home
Make sure that the humidity levels of your home are correct. High humidity may cause parts of the furnace to rust prematurely. Proper humidity levels will also make the house feel warmer during the winter, which will make less work for the furnace and prolong its life.
Find Out How To Increase Your Furnace’s Lifespan
Contact us today to find out how regular maintenance and energy saving techniques can increase the lifespan of your furnace. We’ve been taking care of furnaces in the Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding area for three generations.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about gas furnaces and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.