A well-maintained furnace
can last up to 15 to 20 years, depending on its type. It is vital to start planning for furnace replacement as the current one reaches the end of its life. Underperformance and wear aren't the only reasons you should consider a new furnace. Here is why every homeowner should replace their heating system.
Added Resale Value
If you are looking to sell your home, a new HVAC system
can add value to a home and attract potential buyers. Most buyers will always consider the condition and age of the furnace. Factors considered include energy efficiency, maintenance cost, and the end of its lifespan.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
HVAC units help manage indoor air quality. A reliable furnace should filter small particles out of a home. It should also maintain the humidity level and provide proper ventilation. While homes can be energy efficient, the indoor air quality can be more polluted than outside. Modern HVAC systems have add-ons like air filters, air purifiers, and humidifiers. These help to filter tiny particles in the air and reduce mold growth. This leads to a healthier living environment.
While an HVAC system's average working life is around 15 to 20 years, a furnace can last a little longer. It has to have maintenance often to go that far. Skipping on maintenance is one way to quicken the aging of a furnace. Replace air filters and service the HVAC unit before the heating and cooling starts. An underperforming and aging furnace will not be as efficient. This can cost you more money on energy bills. Replacing it can save you money in the long run as it increases energy efficiency. Have a technician inspect the ductwork
before installing a new furnace. Leaky ductwork can cause energy loss and make an HVAC system work harder than needed.
Integration with Technology
Modern furnaces use smart technology features for energy efficiency and convenience. You can now use smart thermostats to keep your home temperature at the desired level. Smart apps also let you manage your systems from anywhere. Smart devices will turn themselves off when no one is at home. This helps you save on heating and cooling costs.
Most furnaces last around one to two decades. Some can last longer depending on their maintenance. Does your furnace no longer work as it should or is it reaching the end of its lifespan? Schedule a furnace inspection with Cahill Heating Air Conditioning and Electric
. Our professional furnace installers have decades of experience in the field. We will check the condition of your furnace and give you advice on your system.