5 signs you need a new furnace

Source: CNET

Your furnace is one of the most important systems in your home, and it’s also one of the most expensive appliances to replace. As a result, homeowners may find themselves wondering just how many years they can expect to get out of a furnace. In this article, we’ll share how long a furnace typically lasts, how to know when it’s time to replace your furnace and a few things you can do to extend the life of your furnace.


How long does a furnace last?

The typical lifespan of a furnace can be anywhere from 15 to 30 years. If you’ve had your furnace for less than 15 years, you likely don’t have to worry about replacing it any time soon. But if it’s older than 15 years and you’ve started noticing problems, it may be on its last leg. And if your furnace is nearing 30 years old, then it’s probably time to make sure you have the money set aside to replace it in the near future.


Keep in mind that the lifespan of your furnace depends on a variety of factors, including the type of furnace you have, how often you use it, how well it was installed and whether you regularly maintain it during its lifetime.