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Blog Title: What is retirement age of a furnace?

Main Que: What is retirement age of a furnace?

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  • Query By: Mable Lewis (San Francisco, CA)
  • Date: 06/21/2016

Answer: Well, a furnace lives for 18 to 20 years on an average. However age is not everything. You should consider the condition of a furnace before replacing it. If it is generating repair bills frequently, which may not be steep, replacing it is a wise decision. This is because it will break down soon after the repair. It is a hassle to carry out frequent repairs and the small bills will add up to a huge one. If the cost of repair is 50% of the cost the new furnace, go for a new one. Furnaces older than 20 years will consume more energy because of their inefficiency.

  • Replied By: Bob Green (Cape Coral, FL)
  • Replied Date: 06/27/2016