Could it be time to get a new furnace in your home?
Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or you’ve had your house for years, knowing whether you need a simple furnace repair or you need to replace your furnace installation altogether is absolutely crucial.
To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled this list of the telltale signs you should be watching out for in your home’s heating systems:
Your furnace is over 20 years old
The first step in determining that you need a furnace replacement is to check your furnace’s age. The average lifespan of a furnace is between 16 and 20 years. Once it reaches this age, its efficiency starts to decline fast, it doesn’t heat your home as effectively, and you’ll find yourself spending more money on furnace repairs as they become more frequent. Which brings us to our second point…
You’re repairing your furnace often
If you’re on a first-name basis with your local heating and cooling technician, it’s probably time to buck up and get a new furnace. Over time, the costs of frequent furnace repairs add up to major costs. In general, if the cost to repair your furnace is 50% of the cost of a brand-new furnace, it’s time to invest in a furnace replacement.
Your heating bills are abnormally high
It’s fair to expect to pay a little bit more on your heating bill during the warmer months. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that heating and air conditioning alone make up 43% of your utility bill each month! However, if you notice that your utilities are starting to err on the higher end of your usual price range, it may be a sign that your furnace isn’t heating your home as efficiently as it should be. In this case, it might be time to invest in a new high efficiency furnace that will save you money for years to come.
Finding the right heating and cooling systems for your home doesn’t have to be a guessing game. Ask us anything in the comments or by getting in touch with us by phone or email.