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“Natin McCart is the service manager at Blue Dot Services in Topeka. He suggests homeowners replace the filter on their furnace and check the batteries on the thermostat. McCart said they also check to make sure the furnace’s flue isn’t blocked.

McCart said this is the time of year when they start seeing an increase in furnace maintenance calls. He said the average furnace will last 15 to 20 years. That is when the components will start failing and need to be replaced.

Experts also suggest checking the doors and windows for gaps. Filling these gaps will help keep the heat inside the home and make it so the furnace does not have to work as hard. This could also save you money on utility bills.”

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While furnaces may only last about 20 years before parts begin to fail, that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to purchase a new system. In fact, by repairing and replacing certain parts you might extend the life of your furnace by years. During that time it would be wise to start looking and saving up money to eventually purchase a new one.

The team at Apple Valley Eagan Appliance has decades of experience repairing furnaces. Call us at 952-953-0080 to speak to a representative and learn more about this service.