Your furnace is the unsung winter hero of your home, silently working to keep you warm during the coldest months of the year. However, just like any other household appliance, furnaces also have a limited lifespan. With this in mind, whether you’ve just moved into a new home or have been residing in a house with an older furnace for quite some time now, it’s important for homeowners to keep track of the age of their heating units. This knowledge empowers you to proactively care for your heating system, address potential problems, and plan for the future accordingly. 

In this informative blog, Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning will guide you through various methods to determine your furnace’s age. 

Why Knowing Your Furnace’s Age Matters:

Understanding your furnace’s age is more than just a curiosity; it’s critical for several reasons, all contributing to your heating system’s performance and durability: 

  • Maintenance: Regular maintenance is key to ensuring your furnace operates efficiently and safely during the colder months. Plus, when you schedule your regular maintenance appointments, it can be helpful for the HVAC technician to know the general age of your heating unit beforehand. 
  • Repairs: When your furnace experiences issues, knowing its age plays a crucial role in deciding whether it’s more cost-effective to repair or replace it. Having the ability to make an informed decision is the best way to make a decision! 
  • Replacement: Most furnaces have a lifespan of about 15 to 20 years. So, if your furnace is approaching or exceeding this range, it’s wise to start planning for a replacement to avoid unexpected disruptions. 
  • Warranty: Furnaces often come with manufacturer warranties with specific timeframes. Therefore, keeping track of your furnace’s age helps you determine if your warranty is still valid. 

Uncover the Mystery: Owner’s Manual 

To begin revealing your furnace’s age, try looking in the owner’s manual if you still have it. It typically contains essential details about the installation and manufacturing date, providing a good estimate of your furnace’s age. So, if you still have your owner’s manual, check the introductory section or a dedicated “Specifications” page for this valuable information. 

Decipher the Code: Manufacturer’s Label 

If your owner’s manual is missing or doesn’t provide the necessary details, there’s no need to worry. You can find the answers by examining the manufacturer’s label, typically affixed to your furnace. Look inside the furnace cabinet or along the unit’s side to find this label, which contains crucial information, including the model number, serial number, and manufacturing date. To decode the manufacturing date from the serial number, just be aware that different manufacturers may use various coding systems. Some manufacturers use a straightforward format like “MFG Date: MM/YYYY.” 

Direct Contact: the Manufacturer 

If the serial number or manufacturer’s label has left you with nothing but more questions, consider contacting the manufacturer directly. Typically, a reputable furnace manufacturer will have a dedicated customer service and support team ready to assist you. 

Professional Insight: HVAC Appointment

Lastly, you can seek the help of an HVAC technician. During regular seasonal furnace check-ups, these experts can quickly identify the manufacturing date while offering valuable insights into your furnace’s condition and expected remaining lifespan. Regular seasonal checks are an effective strategy to keep your furnace in top condition. 

In Conclusion:

Don’t let your furnace’s age remain a mystery! Take these steps now to stay in control of your heating system’s future, ensuring you aren’t blindsided by any sudden furnace issues down the road. 

For personalized guidance and heating and cooling support, we invite you to contact Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning today at (937) 230-5521 or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here

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Why Choose Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning for HVAC Services?

The home comfort team here at Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning understands that there are many heating and cooling companies throughout the Miami Valley area. And a lot of them might seem like they’re cheaper.  However, you get what you pay for when it comes to comfort systems and HVAC-related work. Just because an HVAC contractor is cheaper doesn’t mean you’re going to save money.

At Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning, our level of air care goes above and beyond what other HVAC companies consider “business as usual.” We truly believe that comfort is our calling, and we want you to remember that if your comfort machine becomes compromised. One call is all it takes, and we’ll take it from there.

Because we are homeowners and have families of our own, we believe we understand our customers’ home comfort and air quality concerns better than anyone in this business. And we also understand how every dollar counts when working with a budget. We offer online deals and convenient financing options.

On every job we do, we always guarantee customer satisfaction across the board. Our long list of HVAC services and products includes everything related to home comfort equipment and Indoor Air Quality technology — including emergency repair services, heating and cooling system installation and replacement, humidifier installations, diagnostics, and more. We also offer heat pump services!

Get a free online estimate from the HVAC experts in Troy, OH! We've installed, repaired and serviced every brand of equipment you can imagine. We know just what to do! We offer low-cost diagnostics on all types of HVAC equipment. And, we offer seasonal maintenance or preventative maintenance at competitive prices with service agreements at discounted rates. We are Troy’s one-stop 24-hour emergency HVAC repair service, assistance every day of the year. You shouldn’t have to compromise comfort or quality to cut costs. We encourage you to see for yourself why our team of NATE-certified technicians is considered the heroes of HVAC.

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