Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?

When winter hits and we start getting calls about furnaces that aren't generating heat, the majority of them can be traced back to a lack of regular furnace service and maintenance. If furnace concerns are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family in the cold. However, there are some warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for furnace service or replacement before your system stops running.

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 possibilities.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Furnaces lose efficiency as they get up there in years and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been properly maintained. Envision the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that you could spend on a new, more efficient system.

More Frequent Furnace Repairs

The last couple years of a furnace's life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on furnace repair the previous two years - a new system might be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange dings coming from your system? Furnaces start making strange noises around the end of their lifecycle. If your furnace is cycling on and off frequently or blowing cold 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 efficiently. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies could notice more symptoms. Some other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these indicators sound like what you are experiencing with your furnace, it could be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or furnace service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 478-202-3076 and speak with one of our professionals. 

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