Furnaces don’t last forever, unfortunately. If yours is well cared for—meaning, properly maintained every year and repaired as needed—then it should theoretically last about 15 years. Beyond that point, it’s time to consider replacement. But age is not the only factor to consider, though it is a big one. The Maynard Man is here to share some signs that it may be time to consider a furnace upgrade for your household.
The thing about furnaces, especially gas-powered systems, is that the older they get and the more wear and tear they accumulate, the more dangerous and inefficient they can become. That’s not to say furnaces are inherently dangerous—they’re not! But with natural gas and the potential for CO exposure, they certainly can become so. Read on, as we uncover some serious signs that it’s time for a furnace upgrade.