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Should A New Furnace Be a Part of Your New Year’s Resolution?

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The start of a new year often encourages individuals to set some eager goals, make vacation plans for the months to come, and create vivid vision boards. As you’re crafting your resolutions for the upcoming months, don’t forget to include your heating system in on the fun!

While today’s furnaces are built to last, no mechanical system will be able to operate at maximum efficiency forever. While following up with professional maintenance can certainly help extend the lifespan of your unit, your furnace will eventually reach a point where replacement is necessary.

Know When to Upgrade

With proper maintenance, furnaces can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. While every unit varies, if your furnace has surpassed this time window, it’s likely that your home is in dire need of an upgrade. Units installed 15 to 20 years ago are often inefficient and unable to heat the home to a stable temperature without spiking your energy bills.

Lack of Maintenance Leads to Shortened Lifespan

As we mentioned previously, scheduling professional maintenance can certainly help extend your furnace’s lifespan. On the other hand, skipping your seasonal tune-ups can definitely lead to an expedited unit breakdown and an unexpected loss of heat in your home. Staying consistent and scheduling preventative maintenance will ensure that you’re staying ahead on any necessary repairs and giving your furnace the support it needs to continue operating efficiently for years to come.

Earnhardt Heating & Cooling, Inc. understands the importance of a fully functioning heater in the winter! Our team is highly trained and has years of experience servicing heating units and restoring warmth to homes once more. If you suspect that your heater is in need of repair or is on the outs, call us today to schedule a service appointment. For more information, give us a call at (336) 814-2613 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll be happy to assist you.