At some point in the life cycle of a furnace, the cost of repairs can become difficult to justify. This is particularly true when the furnace is close to the manufacturer’s recommended life cycle for the system.
For most of the electric and gas furnaces on the market, the typical lifespan is about 16 to 20 years. Some can last much longer, with the amount of use and the specific make and manufacturer playing an important role in the how long they will still continue to operate.
However, as with most things around the house the older they get, the more likely it is you will need to consider furnace replacement instead of continuing to invest in repairs for a system that is now outdated and not as efficient.
Working with a top HVAC company will provide you with the information needed to understand if replacement or repair is in your best interest. With furnace replacement, there are several factors to consider, all which decrease ongoing costs as well as boost the ability to maintain a comfortable, cozy home.
Limited Maintenance and No Repair Costs
With a new furnace, there is very limited maintenance for the first few years. Routine annual service calls by the HVAC company and regular filter changes are typically all that will be required. In the event of anything else, limited warranties will typically cover the costs.
Increased Energy Efficiency
While the cost of furnace replacement is going to be a factor, the ongoing cost savings with higher energy efficiency and better technology in the systems can help to offset the cost.
Keep in mind; the energy efficiency is something that will continue to be in effect throughout the life of the replacement furnace. Saving 50 dollars a month over the winter throughout the replacement furnace’s lifetime is several hundred dollars, even in milder climates.
Better Temperature and Humidity Control
New technology available in furnaces on the market today allows for better temperature and humidity control. Not only will this lead to increased efficiency, but it will also provide better overall comfort in your home.