Furnace Replacement Toms River NJ: Factors That Influence Your Furnace’s Lifespan

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The average lifespan of a furnace is something that all homeowners are curious about. Whenever winter rolls around, the question “How long does a furnace last?”, becomes quite popular. The reason for the concern is that a home heating system replacement is a considerable investment. Every homeowner is well aware of the financial and logistical stress that comes with a furnace replacement Toms River NJ.

An average heating unit has a lifespan of approximately fifteen years. This does not guarantee that each and every heating unit will last for that amount of time.

Some furnaces could last much longer…

than the average fifteen years. Some might quit long before that date. The reality is that the true lifespan of your heater is dependent on several different factors.

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How Much Does a New Furnace Replacement Cost?

The cost to replace your Toms River furnace depends on several factors:

  • House size (square footage and room count)
  • Fuel source (oil, gas, electric, etc)
  • Condition of existing ductwork
  • The complexity of the installation
  • Brand and efficiency ratings
  • etc

Also, installing a new furnace and/or AC system typically increases your home value in addition to the overall comfort level and energy efficiency of your home.

Gas Furnace Replacement Costs

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In general, Point Bay Fuel offers gas furnace replacements for $5500 – $7500. However, this will change based on various factors. To truly determine the cost of a gas furnace replacement, it is best to schedule a consultation.

Oil Furnace Replacement Costs

An oil furnace replacement will range from $5700 – $7200. These numbers are generalizations, meaning that an HVAC technician will need to assess your situation to be able to come up with an accurate price for your oil furnace replacement. Give Point Bay Fuel a call today to get started.

Cost To Replace AC & Furnace Together

Many homeowners want to replace their air conditioner and furnace at the same time. This can prove to be very beneficial in terms of gaining efficiency, comfort, and more. A new A/C and furnace replacement cost range from $8500.00 to $12000.00. Once again, it is best to schedule a consultation as this will properly determine the HVAC replacement cost for your home.

With this, many homeowners ask, “Can you replace the furnace without replacing AC?”. The answer is yes. However, your particular situation will determine the best course of action. Call Point Bay Fuel today to schedule a consultation.

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How Long Should My Furnace Last?

In this article, we will discuss these factors so that you can get an idea of when you should start budgeting for a heater upgrade.

Heating Unit Age

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How old is your furnace already? The older a furnace is, the less life it has remaining. If your furnace has already seen a couple of decades, you are already on borrowed time. Once your furnace is more than 10 years old, it is a good time to start budgeting for a heater replacement.

That is not to say it is impossible for a heating unit to last more than fifteen years. Climate can play a big part in the life of a heater. Homes in warmer climates require less heating. Using your heating unit less than average will certainly extend its life. Couple this with routine maintenance and it is easy to see how there are several exceptions to this rule.

Unfortunately, for the majority of homeowners, once that mile marker is approaching, problems will start to appear. A heating system will likely begin to malfunction before it stops working completely. When your heating is starting to need frequent repairs, or it is using more energy than necessary, this is a clear indicator that it is time to replace the system.

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Manufacturer Of Heating Unit

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As with all products, there are manufacturers that make better quality systems than others. However, the heater itself truly determines quality. Many are mesmerized by glamorous packaging and marketing. However, a shiny facade does not equate to a well-constructed and quality unit. Good marketing is just good marketing and has nothing to do with a quality heating system.

Instead of being swayed by marketing…

conduct some consumer research to determine quality. Look for consumer reviews on the internet. Consumers are quite eager to share both good experiences and bad experiences when it comes to products. You can find real reviews that address all the pros and cons of a product.

Company warranties will also tell you about the quality of a furnace. A lengthy warranty can help you determine the true furnace lifespan. A manufacturer will not warranty a product longer than its expected life. They cannot take that much financial risk.

If you see a furnace with a fifteen-year warranty, you can be reasonably certain that you will not have any problems beforehand.  Additionally, a service warranty gives even more assurance that a heater will last its expected lifetime, without needing repairs. Servicing a heating unit is quite costly for a company. Therefore, they will offer a service warranty when they stand by their product. Also, be sure to talk to a trusted HVAC contractor. They will be able to match your heating needs with the most efficient heating unit, while working within your budget.

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Furnace Maintenance Record

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Every piece of machinery requires maintenance to run and run efficiently. This is certainly true when it comes to your heater. If you want to get every year possible from your furnace, regular maintenance is obligatory. Without it, you will shorten the life of your furnace.

The homeowner can help by conducting regular maintenance.

This typically involves scheduling tune-ups and changing the air filters on a regular basis. Tune-ups should occur on an annual basis. Check your filter on a monthly basis and perform an HVAC air filter replacement when it is dirty. A qualified technician should handle the rest. Get annual checkups and tune-ups to verify the health of your heating system. A technician handles repairs that can prevent larger issues from developing.

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Regional Climate

The climate that you live in has a big effect on how much you use your heater. Homes in colder climates have more usage than the average home. If you live in a colder climate, your unit might not last as long. It should go without saying that the opposite is true for those that live in warmer climates. The usage will be less and will result in fewer repairs and a longer product life. However, climate alone is not the only way to determine how long a furnace will last. All of the other factors have a significant impact as well.



A heating system is a complicated appliance. This is why it is imperative to utilize a qualified and experienced technician to service, repair, and replace your heating unit. A furnace replacement is not a DIY furnace installation project for homeowners. Also, remember that many manufacturer warranties are only valid if a licensed contractor repairs, services and installs your furnace. A reliable company will help you determine if it is time for a new unit. If it is time to make this investment, they can best help you determine the appropriate heater, or the best gas furnace, for your home.

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Point Bay Fuel provides top-quality heating and cooling services in Ocean and Monmouth County, New Jersey. Our company has highly trained and the best professionally certified technicians for all your HVAC service needs, including boiler tune-ups, air conditioner repairs, furnace installations, and more. All our techs are knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced in working on any HVAC system correctly.

Rest assured, we have the most competitive HVAC service prices in the area. Our maintenance services can enhance comfort and energy efficiency while reducing your energy bills. When you need to replace or repair your HVAC system, we can recommend the best solutions that fit your home and budget. All our work comes with a guarantee. Book a service appointment by calling Point Bay Fuel today. We offer in-home estimates.

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