Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?

When winter hits and we start taking calls about furnaces that aren't producing heat, a lot of them can be traced back to irregular furnace service and maintenance. If furnace issues are not addressed, your system may suddenly stop working and leave you and your family in the cold. However, there are some warning signs you can be on the lookout for to know when it's time for furnace service or replacement before your system stops running.

Furnace Age

The normal 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. Choosing a new furnace isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself a bit of time to view and weigh all of your possibilities.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Furnaces lose efficiency as they age and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been properly maintained. Imagine 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 few years of a furnace's life are when your system incurs the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on furnace repair the prior two years - a new system might be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Furnaces start making weird noises near the end of their life. If your furnace is switching on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 an uptick in their symptoms. A few other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these signs sound like what you are feeling with your furnace, it could 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 makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 262-358-9468 and speak with one of our professionals. 

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