You can consider replacing your old furnace base on many factors.Normal lifespan of furnace is between 15 to 20 years depending on the type of the fuel (Natural Gas,Propane or Oil) and location which furnace had been initially installed. For example, a damp, moist location with little fresh air will cause the furnace heat-exchanger and mechanical parts to deteriorate faster than normal which leads to cracked heat-exchanger.
About Carrier Brand Formerly, the Carrier Corporation, now a brand of United Technologies Corporation. UTC recently purchased ICP (International Comfort Products) which is the manufacturer of heating and cooling brands like : Keeprite, Tempstar, Heil, Comfortmaker, Arcoaire. Carrier, Otis, and United Technologies Fire and Security were combined into one subsidiary of UTC in September 2013. Prior to the consolidation, Carrier as a corporation was a manufacturer and distributor of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as a commercial refrigeration and food service equipment industry. Wikipedia.org Carrier High Efficiency Gas Furnace Heat Exchanger Issues One the most common issues found in Carrier high efficiency gas furnaces is corrosion or blockage is their secondary heat exchangers in approximately 5 to 10 years after the original installation date or in other words premature secondary heat exchanger failure. This problem happens due to cor