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When Should I Replace My Furnace?

When Should I Replace My Furnace

A new furnace is an important purchase for your Cincinnati household. Not only will it be tasked with keeping you warm for many winters, but it needs to do so efficiently to keep your operating costs in check. You want to have plenty of time to research a suitable replacement furnace for your home before you need it so you can make the best choice for your needs. Watch for these tell-tale signs which may mean furnace failure is in your future — if any of the following signs apply to your household, start researching new furnaces now so you’ll be prepared to replace when the time is right.

Furnace age

The average life expectancy of a Cincinnati furnace is 15 to 20 years, less if it hasn’t been properly maintained. If your furnace is nearing this range or is past it, it’s a smart idea to start shopping for a replacement, as you’re likely to need it in the next few years.

Furnace repairs

Has your furnace required major repairs or numerous repairs in the past few years? Furnaces experience more malfunctions in their last two years of service life, so if you’ve made repairs to your heating equipment in the past few years, we advise you to start looking to replace it. Continuing to repair a dying furnace may not be the best financial choice for your family.

Utility bills

If your utility bills are rising, your old furnace may be to blame. Furnaces lose efficiency as time goes on, even more so if proper maintenance hasn’t been performed each year. Upgrading to a more efficient furnace will lower your heating costs versus running that old, inefficient model longer.


Is your furnace keeping you comfortable? If not, your household can benefit from replacing it. Undersized furnaces won’t be able to keep up with your heating demand. Upgrading to a furnace with the proper capacity for your home will provide you with efficient heating that keeps all your living areas comfortable.

For all your furnace replacement needs, contact Nelson Comfort today.

About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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