Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?
Baby, it’s cold outside—and the last thing you want to do is return home to a frosty house. The smart time to examine and evaluate your furnace is before the unit fails, not when a problem arises and the temperature outside and even indoors is dipping down to freezing levels.
Having an annual maintenance plan will help prevent last-minute worries and keep you warm.
So how do you know when furnace replacement is in order? Since your furnace was probably in place when you moved in, the first thing to do is find out the age of your unit. This may be as simple as looking at the original owner’s manual or calling the manufacturer with the unit’s model number.
In some cases, additional digging may be required. We can help determine the age of your system with the model or serial number as well.
Keep in mind It might be time to call a pro.
Today’s models operate reliably for 20 to 30 years. If your unit is more than 15 years old, it’s not a bad idea to begin considering furnace replacement options.
According to the U.S. Energy Star program, a new Energy Star-qualified gas furnace is typically 15% more efficient than a conventional gas furnace. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a new Energy Star gas furnace will save an average of $94 in energy costs per year, add this up to 30 years and you’ve saved $2,820,00 and that’s just the entry level system. Ask us about local rebates for energy efficient equipment.
Signs Replacement May Be Needed
Age aside, there are some obvious (and some more subtle) indications that it may be time for furnace replacement:
- If your furnace needs frequent repairs.
- If your energy bills are going up despite usage staying the same.
- If the rooms in your house are heating unevenly. Meaning some rooms hotter or colder than others.
- If your furnace is cycling on and off more frequently than in the past.
- If your home is starting to have humidity problems.
- If your furnace becomes excessively noisy or develops rattles, buzzes, or hums.
- If your furnace starts putting out excessive dust, soot, dirt or rust particles.
- If you see visible signs of rust in and around your furnace, or if any of the components show cracks or corrosion.
If you think you may need furnace replacement call or schedule online today, our estimates are always free with no obligation!
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