Lifespan of a Furnace

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JimCNY
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Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:42 pm

What is the average lifespan of a oil fired Miller/Nordyne furnace? Mine is 20 years old and is maintained yearly.


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Robert
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Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:40 pm

Hi,

No set lifespan, just depends on furnace, maintenance, etc...

Get it inspected yearly and keep it cleaned and maintained.

Anything after 20 years would be a bonus. At that age, efficiency is gone and there is a greater chance of a sudden failure in the heat exchanger.



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JimCNY
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Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:02 pm

Thanks Robert, Is there much difference in brand Nordyn, Coleman, Thermo Pride, ect. as far as price and efficiency.

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Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:20 am

Hi,

Not really, Coleman and Nordyne (Intertherm and Miller) are the most well known and used.



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