Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?

When winter strikes and we start getting calls about furnaces that aren't generating heat, the majority of them can be traced back to irregular furnace service and maintenance. If furnace concerns are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family in the cold. However, there are a few warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for furnace service or replacement before your system breaks down.

Furnace Age

The average life expectancy of furnaces is between 12-17 years. If your furnace is 15 years or older it's a good idea to start furnace shopping now. Selecting a new furnace isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself a bit of time to look through and weigh all of your possibilities.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Furnaces lose efficiency as they get up there in years and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been properly maintained. Envision the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that you could spend on a new, more efficient system.

More Frequent Furnace Repairs

The last couple years of a furnace's life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Start adding 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 odd dings coming from your system? Furnaces start making odd noises at the end of their lifespan. If your furnace is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly air, it's time to think about getting your system replaced.

A Dry or Dusty Home

Older furnaces don't humidify or filter the air in your home all that well. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone with allergies could notice increased symptoms. A few other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these signs sound like what you are experiencing with your furnace, it might be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or furnace service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 308-624-3485 and chat with one of our professionals. 

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