The most crucial time for a furnace is the day of its install. I would say the longevity of a furnace is 80% installation, 15% maintenance, and maybe 5% the brand of the equipment.
If codes weren’t kept and shortcuts were taken on installation, your system is not going to be working at its maximum capacity.
When we go out and do our maintenance, that’s all the stuff we check. Our goal is to make sure that system lasts you as long as possible. There just might be a time and place that the repair might not make a lot of sense, versus replacing.
Nowadays, if a furnace is installed correctly and maintained once a year for AC and once a year for heat, it should safely last you 15-20 years. If you don’t get your filter changed, your cleanings done, and so forth, you’re significantly shortening the lifespan of that system. It might be months, or it might be years that you’re shaving off the longevity of that system.
Without proper maintenance, you’re definitely harming your equipment in the long run. If you have questions about furnace maintenance, or you would like to schedule an appointment with the On Time Experts, all you have to do is reach out to us at 267-2007.