20 Feb Find Out How Long a Gas Furnace Should Last in Your San Antonio Home
When you invest in a gas furnace for your San Antonio home, expect to receive several years of reliable service from your system. But just how long should your gas furnace work in our climate? It depends on several of these factors.
Average expected lifespan: Gas furnaces can last anywhere from 12 to 15 years. Outside factors will affect the lifespan of your system. The more effort you put into keeping your gas furnace working properly, the more likely your equipment will last longer.
As your system nears the end of its lifespan, it could start breaking down and malfunctioning more often. The behavior of your equipment, in combination with its age, can often help you determine if replacement is needed.
Quality of equipment: Higher quality systems do usually last longer than less expensive ones. As with any other product, cheaper HVAC systems can wear out quicker than top-quality name-brand systems. If you purchase mid-range or top-of-the-line equipment, you’ll likely get more service out of it.
Usage patterns: Running your gas furnace frequently or at a higher temperature can often reduce your equipment’s expected lifespan.
Regular maintenance: Regular preventive maintenance is a main key to a gas furnace’s longevity. Have your HVAC system inspected and serviced regularly by a qualified heating professional. Preventive maintenance should also be performed at least annually and include a detailed and thorough inspection of your system and functional components.
During the heating season, check your air filters at least once a month and change them when dirty. Clogged filters can shorten your system’s lifespan and cause malfunctions and breakdowns.
Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning provides professional HVAC installation and maintenance services to residential customers in San Antonio and the surrounding communities. Contact us today for more information about your home’s gas furnace and for an expert assessment on how long your heating system should last.