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When Should I Replace My Furnace?

The worst possible time to experience a furnace breakdown is in the middle of winter. Even in California, you don’t want to be without heat for a week while you look for a new furnace to replace the one that died on you. So, if your furnace isn’t able to last another winter you should probably replace it now. How can you tell whether or not to replace it, though? Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to replace your furnace.


This should be the first hint. Furnaces are only meant to last around 20 years. Even if you can keep yours operating past that point, you probably shouldn’t. Older furnaces are many times more likely to run into all kinds of issues, including higher operating and repair costs, which we’ll outline below. Add to that the improvements made to furnaces in the last two decades, and it would be much cheaper overall for you to just replace your furnace.

Operating Costs

Older furnaces means more worn-out parts, and more worn out parts means less efficiency. Older furnaces have to stay on for longer periods of time in order to affect temperature changes, which means they cost more to operate. If your furnace seems to be costing more and more money on your monthly bills, you should replace it.


Once a system gets enough wear and tear on it, parts are going to start failing. As each part wears down a bit differently, you may end up with groups of parts failing within a couple months of each other. If you need to get your furnace repaired that often, it’s definitely time to get a new one.

If you need to replace your furnace, call Total Comfort, Inc. We install furnaces throughout Moreno Valley, CA.

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