“The furnace is older than 15 years: A furnace’s age impacts its effectiveness. The average lifespan of a furnace is between 15-20 years. You may want to consider a replacement if your furnace is over 15 years old even if you think it is in good working order.
Energy bills are higher despite usage staying the same: Furnaces that have become inefficient have to work harder to provide proper heating, resulting in more expensive heating bills. Consider spending the money to replace your furnace and enjoy the benefits of a reduced bill during the life of your new appliance.
Rooms in your house are heating unevenly: Changing your thermostat constantly to feel more comfortable could be a sign your furnace is not distributing heat evenly throughout the house. This may mean you have an old or faulty furnace that needs replacing.”
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The first point emphasized, the lifespan of a furnace, is an easy one to overlook. We often take for granted items tucked away in the basement and a furnace is no exception. Ask anyone to describe 15 years in length and most would agree that it is an extremely long duration. However, since we don’t often interact with a furnace like a fridge it is easy to lose track of that time until a problem arises.
If your furnace is acting up and needs maintenance or repair, call Apple Valley Eagan Appliance at 952-953-0080. Additionally, you can visit our furnace repair page for more information.