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How Long Should My Furnace Last?

newly installed furnace

More people use heating in Canada than most other countries in the world, with about 93% of households having a primary heating system installed.


Furnaces are very popular heating solutions in Ontario as they can do a great job of keeping your home warm in the winter. The last thing you want, however, is for your furnace to break down when you need it most. Heating system maintenance will keep your furnace in good working order, but it won't last forever.


In this guide, we'll look at how long a furnace should last and how heating maintenance for homeowners can extend its lifespan. Keep reading for more.


Typical Furnace Lifespan

In most cases, a furnace will last for about 15-20 years. There are different types, however, and electric furnaces can often last for 20-30 years. Proper home heating system maintenance will help you get the most out of yours so it lasts for a long time.


Factors That Affect the Lifespan of a Furnace

There are various factors that will affect how long your furnace lasts. Some are easier to control than others, so you should do what you can to keep your heating system running.


  • Size

  • Installation

  • Routine Maintenance

  • Thermostat Settings


Extending the Lifespan of Your Furnace

There are several benefits of furnace maintenance, but perhaps the most important is that it will increase the lifespan of your furnace. You can replace the filter yourself, which you should do roughly every three months. This will also help maintain good indoor air quality.


To really get the most out of it, you should establish a routine maintenance plan with a professional HVAC company. Regular maintenance of a heating system by a qualified professional is the best way to ensure it's always in good shape. They'll keep it clean and replace any parts that are showing signs of failure.


Professional Heating System Maintenance

Proper heating system maintenance will keep your furnace going for years without issue. 


Don's Heating & Cooling provides furnace maintenance as well as various other HVAC

services in Orangeville, Alliston and the surrounding area. Contact us today to get your free service quote.


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