Furnaces are far from everlasting, but if you take good care of yours, it will last considerably longer than if you neglect it. But, it still won’t last forever. Here are six signs that it might be time to start looking for a new furnace.
1. It’s been in service for a long time.
Furnaces typically last 15-20 years. After two decades of faithful service, they tend to start having more issues than they’re worth. If you know your system is over 20 years old, you should start doing some new furnace homework. That way, if your furnace fails, you’ll have a good idea about what to replace it with.
2. It’s costing you too much.
As furnaces age, they become less efficient, especially when compared to newer furnaces. If your energy bills are climbing unreasonably, it’s probably time to swap out your heater for a more efficient one.
3. It’s noisy.
Furnaces usually do make some noise, but when they age, they’re often louder due to components not operating as well as they did when new. Loud banging noises are a clear sign that immediate service is needed, regardless of whether your furnace is very new or very old.
4. It’s not heating your home adequately.
When your furnace is getting close to the end of its working life, it can do a poor job of heating your home. If that monthly filter replacement isn’t helping anymore, it’s time to call our professionals out for a comprehensive assessment.
5. It needs to be repaired frequently.
The older a furnace is, the harder it is to keep running. If you find yourself scheduling repairs and buying replacement parts more than once every year or so, it’s definitely new furnace time.
6. It’s making the air in your home intolerable.
Besides warming the air, your furnace cleans and adds humidity to it. When your unit is beginning to fail, it can allow more dust and allergens through. People with allergies or asthma can have respiratory issues. Worse, it could develop a potentially lethal carbon monoxide (CO) gas leak. If your furnace is ancient and you don’t have a CO detector, you’re courting disaster. Don’t gamble with your family’s safety!
If one or more of these six issues apply to your furnace, call us right away. We’ll be more than happy to expertly install a new, efficient, cost-effective heating system in your home. We have multiple easy financing options available, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly your new unit pays for itself in monthly energy bill savings.