Saying goodbye to something you love isn’t always easy, particularly if you rely on that thing to stay comfortable all winter long. Yes, we’re talking about your furnace.
Purchasing a new furnace for your home can be overwhelming, as they’re not exactly cheap and having technicians working inside your home—no matter how experienced and professional they are—is rarely convenient. But if your furnace is falling apart, a replacement will be more than worth it.
But how do you know when your furnace is struggling to the point that it’s about to fail? We’ve provided a list below for you to look through. Keep reading to learn when it’s time to replace your furnace…
It’s Reached Old Age
Although furnaces are very durable, the average lifespan of a well-maintained system is about 10-15 years. Any furnace older than this simply won’t be able to work as efficiently as a newer model. As your furnace gets older, it’s likely to accumulate stress from everyday wear and tear, leading to costly repairs and decreased efficiency.
You Have to Call for Repairs Often
Any furnace is going to require repair services every now and then. However, if you find yourself calling for repairs a couple of times a year or more, it could very well be time for a replacement. Eventually, you’ll spend more money on a malfunctioning system than it would cost you just to replace it. Don’t delay the inevitable!
You Notice Lower Heat Output
The basic role of your furnace is, naturally, to provide heat for your entire living space. A general lack of heat suggests that your heater isn’t able to keep up with your household’s heating demands. Why waste your time with an ineffective furnace? Investing in a new system can restore your home comfort in no time!
You Are Paying More for Heat
It’s always a good idea to keep a close eye on your monthly heating bills. A steady rise in heating costs suggests that your heater has become inefficient. If you’ve been paying more for heat, be sure to contact your local HVAC technician right away to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem. It might simply be that it’s time for a new furnace.
Call in a Professional!
When it comes time to replace your furnace, we can’t stress enough how important it is to call an experienced professional. Only a properly trained technician will have the tools and expertise to match you with the heater that’s going to best meet your unique home comfort needs, and be able to install that system as effectively as possible.
Heating installations are a lot more involved than you may even realize. It’s not as easy as simply pulling the old system out and putting a new one in. We need to ensure no connections are damaged during the process, that everything is hooked up correctly, and that your heater is tested for adequate operation before we leave your home.