How Often You Should Replace Your Furnace?

You may know when you need to replace most products in our home. For example, your HVAC system air filter should be replaced each month. Your pillows require replacement every two years. Your smoke detectors must be replaced every ten years. But what about your heating equipment? 

If your heating system has routine maintenance and is kept in good shape, it can last 10-20 years. Once your furnace reaches 15 years of age , it’s likely a good time to start considering replacing your furnace with upgraded, more energy-efficient heating equipment. Installed properly, these high-efficiency furnaces can save up to 20% on energy costs. Even if your furnace still seems to be operating fine, it’s better to start looking into your options now instead of waiting until your system breaks down in the middle of a deep freeze and you’re so desperate you don’t have time to look into your options. When considering new furnace options it’s also crucial to consider your home’s air duct system. Leaking and undersized ducts can seriously affect your home’s overall energy efficiency and comfort. New heating equipment is only as good as the duct system that it’s installed in. 

Another reason you need to research ahead of time is to see what tax credits and manufacturer rebates are available to you. Right now, you can get U.S. government tax credits of up to $500 for qualifying heating and air conditioning equipment – but it’s only before the end of 2016 and hasn’t been confirmed past 12/31/16. Use this link to help discover local rebates available in your area : https://www.energystar.gov/rebate-finder

Something to take under advisement if your system isn’t quite 20 years old and you’re debating replacement is how much you’re spending on repairing your current system. You can typically repair a heating system – swap out a part here, fix a piece there – but in the end the cost of repairing your heating system will be greater than the cost of replacing it and at that point you really need to think about long-term spending. If you are having to repair your furnace on a yearly basis, it’s probably time to think about replacement. 

If you aren’t sure about your heating system’s ability to get you through the winter safe and toasty, give Stevenson Service Experts a call and we’d be happy to go out and inspect your system and provide any options. Starting December 1st, Stevenson Service Experts is providing discounts on certain HVAC systems so contact us and discover how much you can save! 

Savings For You

See All Offers Here >
Offer

$50 OFF ANY REPAIR

  • Save $50 on a Paid Service
  • Written 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Plus, ask how to save an additional 15% and waive your trip charge!
print
Offer

MAKE NO PAYMENTS FOR 30 DAYS!

  • Upgrade to Worry-Free Comfort with the Advantage Program and make NO payments for 30 days!
print

© 2024 Service Experts, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, and the Service Experts logo and design are registered trademarks of Service Experts LLC and used under license by SE Canada Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.

Chat with a Service Experts Professional