How long can you expect your furnace to last? According to information compiled from various consumer resources, trade associations, and a study completed by the National Association of Home Builders entitled The Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components, a gas furnace that's properly installed and maintained can last up to 20 years.
The report suggests you use the timelines as a general guideline only. Many variables can affect the life expectancy of your specific system—operating habits, materials, maintenance, and more. Even factors like your local weather can have an effect on your furnace's lifespan. For example, a dry environment is more conducive to furnace longevity than a damp one. Naturally, a furnace comprised of high quality materials is more likely to achieve the optimum lifespan.
Highly dependable products from Carrier and Gross Heating & Air Conditioning are among the longest lasting heating and cooling products available on the market. Keeping your heating system well maintained and properly adjusted will affect its performance and longevity, as well as its safety and energy efficiency. All gas furnaces should undergo an annual cleaning and checkup.
Today's gas furnaces from Carrier and Gross Heating & Air Conditioning are more efficient than ever. If it's time to purchase a new furnace or if your system's life expectancy is almost up, consider these primary factors: the type of fuel you'll use, how the heat will be distributed throughout your home, the efficiency rating and what size furnace to buy. Gross Heating & Air Conditioning will help you determine the best Carrier heating and cooling system for your home and budget.
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