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Furnace and AC: Replace Both Units Together?

When it comes to at-home comfort, the spotlight is on your heating and cooling systems. You likely depend on one of these mechanical warriors as much as the other, since they’re called to work during opposing seasons. Neither the furnace nor the AC is designed to last forever, so is it a good idea to replace both units together? Age is Just an Important Number Furnace and AC units often have slightly different lifespans, which can cause issues when deciding on replacement. With proper maintenance, your furnace can last 15 to 20 years. Help ensure a long life by keeping up with yearly maintenance and repairs: Keep vents clean and clear of obstructions. Check and replace filters as needed. A dirty filter can take years off the life of your furnace. Have the unit tuned-up by a professional each year for proper function and to catch any issues before they become bigger problems. On the other hand, your AC unit will usually last 10 to 15 years. Again, a well-maintained system will work better and often last longer, so be sure to keep up with regular checkups and repairs. Also, remove debris from around the unit, and check for clogged or dirty filters that can restrict airflow. When to Wait Realistically, the only […]

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The Benefits of a Two-Stage Furnace

Two-stage furnace

Two-stage heating is an efficient, cost-effective way to heat your home. Read on to understand the benefits of a two-stage furnace in the frigid North.

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