Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?

When winter strikes and we start receiving calls about furnaces that aren't generating heat, a lot of them can be traced back to the lack of furnace service and maintenance. If furnace concerns are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop working and leave you and your family in the cold. However, there are a few warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for furnace service or replacement before your system quits working.

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. Buying a new furnace isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself enough time to view and weigh all of your options.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Furnaces lose efficiency as they get older and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been properly maintained. Think of the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that could be spent on a new, more efficient system.

More Frequent Furnace Repairs

The last couple years of a furnace's life are when your system incurs the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on furnace repair the previous two years - a new system could be more cost efficient.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any weird noises coming from your system? Furnaces start making strange noises near the end of their lifespan. If your furnace is turning on and off frequently or blowing cool air, it's time to consider getting your system replaced.

A Dry or Dusty Home

Older furnaces don't humidify or filter the air in your home efficiently. Your home could start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might notice more symptoms. A few other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these red flags sound like what you are experiencing with your furnace, it may 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 be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 972-445-9504 and chat with one of our professionals. 

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