Do You Need a New Furnace?

We provided a few signs to watch out for concerning whether you need a new water heater or not. Today, we will do the same concerning the furnace in your home.

Is your furnace making some funny or clanking noise? Does it look like it is slowly dying slowly? That is a simple indication that you need a new furnace.

There are certain questions you need to take note of: how old is your furnace? Is it still under warrantee? Is it in good shape?

Your answers to the above questions will aid your decision on getting a new furnace. Below are noticeable signs that you need to have a need furnace installed:

  • On average, the lifespan of a furnace is between 16 to 20 years, while the cheaper ones have a lifespan of about 10 years. How old if your furnace? If you’re not sure of the age of your furnace, look around to see if you can find any pilot light. If you find one, it’s a sign your furnace is over 25 years old. The newer versions don’t usually have pilot lights and you might want to change your furnace and invest in an appliance service plan if your furnace is 10 years old. You can find one at heating and cooling company or any local utility company. This will protect you on the long run and help you save money. You should start saving money for a new furnace if your current one is over 15 years.
  • Do you notice any sudden increase in your heating bill every single year? It is another sign that your furnace needs to be changed. The efficiency of your furnace reduces depending on its age. It is advisable to get a yearly furnace tune to ensure your furnace is running efficiently. You might as well want to contact your heating and cooling guy to check on your furnace if your heating bill starts to increase.
  • If you happen to have fixed your furnace within two years, you need to start considering getting a new furnace. The furnace is synonymous with a car, the older it gets, the more repairs are needed to keep it going. If the need to repair your furnace keeps arising, then you should start planning to have a new one.
  • Is your home comfortable enough? Is there a situation where you have some rooms hot while some are cold? That means your furnace is not distributing air proportionately, and this is an indication that you need to change to a new one.

Now you need to evaluate the options above. If your answer to the questions above is positive, then you need to contact your local heating and cooling repair service. They will observe your furnace carefully, assess it and determine what the problem is.

By investigating your furnace, if you observe that it has few years left, you need to start saving money for a new one.