Goettl Technician replacing duct filter

How Long Do Furnaces Last?

Installing a furnace from a quality manufacturer is an investment in long-term home comfort. Modern furnaces have durability that outstrips models from only a few decades past. Furnaces often outlast more technologically sophisticated home comfort systems like heat pumps. However, if you’re either looking into installing a furnace or concerned about the one already installed in your home, you’ve probably wondered how long it is supposed to last.

There is no single answer to that, although there are generalizations. The important thing to know as we go forward is that furnaces can only expect to reach their fullest service if they receive regular repairs and maintenance: a neglected furnace might only creak out a few years before it needs replacement.

Rely on professional companies like Goettl Air Conditioning when you need service on your furnace in Benson, AZ. We’ve been a household name in comfort since 1939.

The lifespan of a furnace

Today, the average service lifetime of a furnace is between 16 and 20 years. This is a major improvement over older models, which usually made it to 10 years but not much beyond. It isn’t surprising any more in the HVAC business for technicians to encounter furnaces that have been in service for over 20 years.

However, we should caution people that if a furnace does manage to surpass the 20-year mark, it should probably be replaced soon. Once a furnace that old starts to malfunction, it will quickly cost more to repair than to install a new system. Consult with a professional the next time you call for repairs on a very old furnace to see what your best option is.

For younger furnaces, make sure that you call for repairs the moment you sense something is wrong. The sooner you have fixes done, the better it is for your furnace as a whole: malfunctions tend to trigger more malfunctions, and they make the furnace work harder and age faster.

Also make certain that you enroll in a regular maintenance program from a dependable HVAC company. The furnaces that reach the 20-year milepost and beyond get there because their owners made sure the system received professional care on a regular basis. A good preventive maintenance program will provide you with a tune-up each year for your heater (and one for your air conditioner).

At Goettl Air Conditioning, we want you to get the most out of the comfort system in your home, no matter the weather outside. Although a Benson, AZ furnace might not see as much use as one in North Dakota, it still needs repairs and maintenance from a trusted contractor for it to reach its fullest lifespan.


What Our Customers Say About Us

Gonzalo CastilloGonzalo Castillo
17:20 13 Jul 24
Peter is very experienced and professional. He knows a lot and explains everything in detail.
John McCarreyJohn McCarrey
13:56 13 Jul 24
Excellent service!
Gary StapletonGary Stapleton
02:37 13 Jul 24
I called Goettl to get a second opinion on a/c repair options or replacement. Peter Medelez conducted a very thorough system check and confirmed all the same issues previously identified but found an additional issue; tipping the scale to full replacement. We appreciated his professionalism and knowledge: answering all our questions and explaining the issues and options. We ultimately chose Goettl for the replacement option due to their price and professionalism.
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17:19 09 Jul 24
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Robert WilliamsRobert Williams
17:06 09 Jul 24
Peter was great! Explained every detail I needed and answered all my questions!
Gustavo EscobarGustavo Escobar
16:57 09 Jul 24
Jesus Gloria provided exceptional service as the Goettl Technician this past weekend. He demonstrated great attention to detail in addressing the issues with our air conditioning unit and resolved them quickly, within 30 minutes. Jesus has a strong dedication to his profession and the company he represents, as evidenced by his professional demeanor and the quality of his work. His customer service skills are top-notch, earning a 5-star rating from us. We were so impressed by his service that we have decided to become members of the Goettl service.
Jesse Vann, JrJesse Vann, Jr
15:19 09 Jul 24
Jehad and Cameron provided great recommendation and customer service for my AC replacement.
Reda MoxleyReda Moxley
15:08 09 Jul 24
17:04 01 Jul 24
Got exactly what we needed with the service and had great customer service from Tyler for our plumbing and with Jehad for our AC work. They were awesome! Thanks!
Donna OwensDonna Owens
15:51 01 Jul 24
Rudy came out and was very professional and addressed our plumbing needs in a timely manner, highly recommended.
Neuro NerdNeuro Nerd
15:06 01 Jul 24
William and Cameron were knowledgeable, friendly, professional, respectful and put on plastic booties over their shoes when they came into the house. Our pets were comfortable with them and that says a lot. We will definitely ask for them again in the future if our AC has any issues.
Karen PardoKaren Pardo
14:55 01 Jul 24
Jehad did an amazing job after checking the entire unit he came down and thoroughly explained everything that needed to get done/replace.
Kelly MoserKelly Moser
17:01 27 Jun 24
Matthew was on time respectful and very curious. He explained everything I needed to know and I felt no pressure to buy additional things. Thank you Matt .
Dusengimana ErnestDusengimana Ernest
15:49 27 Jun 24
Jesus gloria did great. Wonderful
Nick LoprzNick Loprz
14:39 27 Jun 24
Charles JeterCharles Jeter
22:12 26 Jun 24
Kimberly FordKimberly Ford
21:34 26 Jun 24
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!! Jesus Gloria provided AC maintenance today providing with photos and video of his findings and a thorough explanation of any issues found. Richard Wenzlaff and Junior also came out today for the plumbing maintenance and also provided EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. I have very clean water. They checked out my water heaters, water softener, osmosis, etc…no issues were noted! Three AWESOME, hard-working, thorough gentleman! Professional and courteous! Thanks guys! Appreciate your hard work and honesty!
Music by JuanMusic by Juan
17:47 19 Jun 24
Supreme service.
Erica RussellErica Russell
17:16 19 Jun 24
Awesome experience. Jesus Gloria was very friendly and informative and solved the problem quickly.
16:06 19 Jun 24
Josh was amazing! He was personable, polite, professional, and he walked me through everything he was doing and looking at. If I could give him ten stars I would!