Furnace replacement signs can include several different ones. The first thing to be aware of is the age of the furnace. The average life expectancy of furnaces is between 16 and 20 years. If your furnace is close to this age or older, you should begin shopping. Looking for a replacement furnace in an emergency does not allow time to make your best decision. Most people prefer to replace their furnace as a planned home improvement rather than a panic replacement when your furnace is faltering or failed.
Rising heat bill
Rising gas and electric prices are not the only reason for high bills. Furnaces often lose their efficiency as they age especially if they have not been properly maintained. As a result your furnace may run longer to provide the same amount of heat. This will cause your gas & electric bills to go up. The money you pay the gas & electric company every month could be used to pay for a new furnace.
Parts needing repair
As furnace age, you can replace one part only to have to replace another part next year. It doesn’t take long to spend a lot just to keep the old furnace running. Furnaces have the most breakdowns in the last 2 years of their lives. Another repair sign is whether you had to wait to get parts replaced. As a furnace ages, it gets harder to get replacement parts.
Cold or hot rooms
Do you feel that some rooms are too cold while others are too hot? Or are you always trying to adjust your thermostat to make your home more comfortable? This is a sign that your furnace lacks the ability to properly distribute the air to keep you comfortable in your home. Make sure to contact us if you notice anything out of the norm. We can inspect the furnace before it becomes a larger issue. We can also recommend when a new furnace might be needed.