Most homeowners don’t put getting a new furnace on their list of new year’s resolutions, but it could be a priority if yours needs replacing. Here’s how to know when it’s time.
Check the Age of Your Heating Equipment
The expected life of most furnace units is 10-15 years. If yours has reached that milestone, it is a sign that it could need replacing. Older units often start to break down, leading to repetitive and costly repairs. To maintain your heating costs and efficiency, you might benefit by investing in a new furnace.
The Temperature in Your Home Is Inconsistent
Are you tired of not being able to get the temperature right in your home, of it being inconsistent no matter how you set the thermostat? These temperature inconsistencies can indicate a furnace that can no longer keep up with demand. When this happens, it doesn’t matter how much you spend on repairs - the only way to fix the issue is to replace the furnace.
Your Energy Bills Keep Going Up
If your monthly energy bills keep going up, but you haven’t changed your use, it could be due to your furnace. As your heating system ages, especially if it is an older, less efficient unit, it’s going to use more energy every month to try to keep your house warm. That reduction in efficiency is going to lead to higher utility bills. Replacing your old furnace with a newer, more energy-efficient one will save you significantly in the long run.
If a new furnace is something you’re considering investing in for the new year, you can feel confident that you’ll save money on both repairs and energy use. Before making any decisions, contact the HVAC experts at G+S Heating and Air for the expert advice you can count on when replacing your furnace.