It’s amazing how much discrepancy there is to when people turn on their heat. Some people like to stick it out until the temperatures are consistently cold outside, though I am personally a wimp! It seems at this point though, most of us have had our furnaces on and off for a while now, even if to just get through the night. If the age of your heating system is a factor to why you don’t want to run it as much, we can help you there! The approximate lifespan of a furnace is about 15 years.

There are many factors that go into determining how long your system will last though. Some heating systems are dinosaurs, while others don’t make it their anticipated timeline. Let’s look at why:

  1. Quality of the installation – Proper installation of your furnace, heat pump, or boiler seems obvious. At Chapman we pride ourselves on the quality of your installation. We believe this stems from the quality of the product, quality of the service, and the quality of the technician installing your new system. No corners cut, and no garbage left behind – it’s not exactly our motto but it is the way we do business.
  2. How well it’s maintained – You’ve heard it here many times: annual maintenance is key to the life of your equipment. Just like your car, and your lawn, your heating and air conditioning system need a regular tune up to avoid those costly breaks and add years to it’s life.
  3. The type of equipment – Some equipment is just going to last longer than others. If you have a dual fuel system, the decreased on off cycling may lengthen the life of the system.

There are many other factors that go into the life expectancy of your heating. It’s important to realize that every installation is a custom job and at Chapman we work hard to ensure the longest life possible for your equipment.