The nagging feeling that your heating and air conditioning may be ready to quit on you can be unsettling. You may try to keep using the system as long as you can, hoping it will somehow miraculously turn-around and start working well again. But as the colder months approach, it's important to make sure your furnace is ready to go - which may require a replacement.
Here are 5 signs it's time to replace your furnace to ensure your home remains comfortable and safe this fall and winter:
Sign #1: Your furnace is 15 years old or older.
If your furnace is as old as a human that is ready to get a driver's license, yep - it's nearing the end of its lifespan. The thing is that older furnaces lack the technology that provides energy efficiency as well as warmth. The furnace nearing two decades old is not working as well for you as a new model would. In fact, some of today's furnaces are up to 98% energy efficient, allowing you to make the most of your energy dollars instead of throwing money out the window on an inefficient system.
Sign #2: You are continually calling for repairs.
If your HVAC requires repair on a regular basis, this is a sign you need to consider a new furnace installation. Why not put the money you are spending on repair costs toward a newer model that will do a better job keeping your home warm as well as save you money on monthly energy bills?
Sign #3: Your energy bill is going up, up, up.
If you are noticing your energy bill keeps going up - whether incrementally or all at once, chances are good that your furnace is not working like it should anymore. If it's less than 15 years old, it may just need a repair. However, if it is nearing 15 years old or older, it's safe to say you will need a new furnace to help you regain control of those energy bills. You will be amazed by how a high efficiency furnace can decrease your monthly energy costs.
Is your heating and air conditioning system nearing the end of its life? To find out and to learn more about your best furnace installation options to get your home ready for the upcoming colder months, contact our team of experts at Comfort Services.