All appliances have a certain lifespan and, eventually, you will have to replace them with new ones. Furnaces are important for the buildings where they are installed, so they must be fully operational, as long as they are used. They typically last up to 20 years, but their durability depends on the model, the regular maintenance and other factors.
How can you be sure that it is time for a new furnace?
First, if your furnace is already 15 years old, you can start planning a replacement. Even if it still works, a furnace that is too old loses its efficiency. If you have spent money on several repairs lately but the furnace doesn`t seem to be as it used to, it may be another indication that a replacement is in order.
Other signs to be aware of
- Your furnace is making unusual noises
Constant noises like banging or popping typically appear close to the end of a furnace`s life.
- You experience health issues
Old furnaces may emit small amounts of carbon monoxide gas, which can cause headaches, nausea, burning sensation in the nose and/ or in the eyes etc.; in larger amounts, it can be very dangerous, so do not hesitate to call Pasterkamp and have them replace your old furnace.