Is It Time To Replace My Furnace?
The following are signs that it might be time to replace your furnace:
The Age of Your System
The average lifespan of a furnace ranges from 12-15 years, depending upon maintenance and usage. If you are outside of that timeframe, it may be time to consider replacing it to avoid expensive repairs or less than optimal performance.
Rising Energy Bills
If your energy bills have increased, it can mean that your system is not running as efficiently as it was.
Excessive Dust, Dirt, Soot or Rust Particles
If you have noticed an increase in dust, dander, soot, rust, or dirt building up in your home while your furnace is running, it’s a sign to may need to install a new unit.
Humidity levels in your home is a concern for all homeowners in the winter, especially if you have wood floors. If you’ve noticed that the air within your home is dry, your furnace might be to blame.
Unevenly Heated Rooms
Have you noticed that different rooms within your home are heated unevenly (or not heated at all)? It’s probably due to your furnace. As your furnace ages, it can be more difficult to push heat evenly throughout your home.
Furnace is Unusually Noisy or Develops Rattles, Buzzes, or Hums
Is your system is running louder than normal? Has developed rattles, buzzes or hums? It might be time to replace due to cracks, leaks, or other structural issues.
Furnace Has Visible Signs of Rust or Cracks in or Around System
If you’ve noticed signs of rust or cracks developing in or around your furnace, it’s time to replace. This can naturally occur over time as your furnace ages.
Take a look back at your repair bills. Note how many times you had to call for a repair for your heating system within the last two years. If you see us more than your friends, it’s time to call for a free estimate.