Here’s the thing: your furnace wasn’t designed to last forever! Of course, many of us will wait and wait to replace our systems because, let’s face it, investing in a new system can be a real pain in the — well, we’ll let you fill in the rest.
But guess what? Replacing your furnace doesn’t have to be so scary when you’ve got a team of experts (like us!) on your side. In fact, we have even written this blog to make things a bit easier. Below, we have listed some of the signs that suggest it’s time to replace your furnace — keep reading to find out more!
Is it Time to Replace?
Like we mentioned above, there are a number of signs that suggest it’s time to let go of your furnace heater:
Although built to last, the average lifespan of a furnace is anywhere between 10 and 15 years. An older furnace is simply not going to be as efficient as a newer model. As the system ages, it is likely to accumulate stress from everyday wear and tear, leading to costly repairs and decreased efficiency.
It Needs Repairs…Many Repairs
Sure, your furnace will require repair services from time to time. However, if you have found yourself in the position of calling for repairs more than a couple of times per year, it might be time for a heating system replacement. Eventually, you are going to end up spending more money on an unsalvageable system than you would if you decided to just replace it. The need for frequent repairs indicates that your system is simply worn out.
You’re Never Warm
The primary role of your furnace is to provide heat for the entire home. A general lack of heat suggests that your system is no longer able to keep up with your household’s heating demands. Why waste your time with an ineffective furnace? Invest in a new system can restore comfort in no time!
Your Wallet is Sad
We always recommend keeping a close eye on your monthly heating bills. A steady rise in heating costs suggests that your heater has become inefficient. If you have been paying more for heat, be sure to contact your local HVAC technician right away to pinpoint the exact source of the issue. It just may be that it is time for a new furnace.
If you suspect that it is time to replace your furnace, do not hesitate to contact a team of professionals like those at Vital Heating & Air. Trust us, only a certified HVAC professional has the tools, training, and expertise to match you with a new system and install it accordingly.
And yes, there may be plenty of amateurs willing to provide these services for a fairly cheap price, but remember that sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you much more in the long run.