Is it Time for a New Furnace?
With winter winding down and spring just around the corner, perhaps it’s time to evaluate the heating season and gauge the health of your furnace — did it provide you with another season of warmth and comfort, or do you think it may be time to replace it?
Below are few signs that may be telling you it’s time for a new furnace:
- Old age: The average lifespan of a furnace is approximately 10-15 years. When reaching the top end of the age range, stress and everyday wear and tear will generally lead to costly repairs. Further, technology is advancing quickly, and a 10-15-year-old furnace may be far less efficient than a new heating system.
- Inadequate winter heating: If you felt as though you spent most of the winter adding space heaters to rooms and generally fighting an uphill battle to keep your home warm, you may need a new furnace. A general lack of heats usually means your system can no longer put up with the demands placed on it.
- Your heating bills are much higher than last year: If you’ve been paying more for heating than you did this same time the previous year (despite similar heating conditions), it could be time for a new furnace. Increased inefficiency is a tell-tale sign of a furnace that may need replacement.
- Constant repairs: If you had to make numerous service calls to repair your heating system, it might be time for a new furnace. You may have reached the point where repair and parts replacement become a waste of money, and you’d be better off investing in a new furnace.
If you think it may be time for a new furnace, call a trusted HVAC expert. They will help you determine whether the best course of action is repair or complete replacement.
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