Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?

When winter comes and we start taking calls about furnaces that aren't creating heat, most of them can be linked back to a lack of regular furnace service and maintenance. If furnace issues are not addressed, your system may suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family in the cold. However, there are some warning signs you can look out for to know when it's time for furnace service or replacement before your system quits working.

Furnace Age

The average life expectancy of furnaces is between 12-17 years. If your furnace is 15 years or older it's smart to start furnace shopping now. Selecting a new furnace isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself a bit of time to view and weigh all of your choices.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Furnaces lose efficiency as they get older and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been appropriately maintained. Think of the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that could be going towards purchasing 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 more cost efficient.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Furnaces start making weird noises at the end of their life. If your furnace is cycling on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 could start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies might notice more symptoms. Some other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these signs sound like what you are undergoing with your furnace, it might be time to start looking into a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or furnace service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 256-270-1196 and speak with one of our professionals. 

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