Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?

When winter strikes and we start getting calls about furnaces that aren't producing heat, a lot of them can be traced back to a lack of regular furnace service and maintenance. If furnace problems are not handled, your system may suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family in the cold. However, there are some warning signs you can be on the lookout for to know when it's time for furnace service or replacement before your system breaks down.

Furnace Age

The typical life expectancy of furnaces is between 12-17 years. If your furnace is 15 years or older it's a safe bet to start furnace shopping now. Selecting a new furnace isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself enough time to look through and weigh all of your options.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Furnaces lose efficiency as they age and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been correctly maintained. Imagine the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that you could spend on a new, more efficient system.

More Frequent Furnace Repairs

The last two years of a furnace's life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on furnace repair the last two years - a new system may be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd dings coming from your system? Furnaces start making weird noises near the end of their life. If your furnace is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly air, it's time to look at getting your system replaced.

A Dry or Dusty Home

Older furnaces don't humidify or filter the air in your home all that well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies could notice an uptick in their symptoms. Some other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these red flags sound like what you are feeling with your furnace, it could be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the new system or furnace service that makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 702-866-9322 and talk with one of our professionals. 

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