It’s obvious that every furnace will eventually need to be replaced. However, it can be difficult to identify exactly when that replacement should happen. To help you figure out when your furnace may need a replacement, here are five signs to keep in mind.
1. Your Furnace Is Over 15 Years Old
Most furnaces aren’t designed to last more than 15 to 20 years. However, many homeowners keep their furnaces long past that point. As a result, they suffer from reduced heating efficiency and increased maintenance expenses, resulting in a furnace that costs a lot more than it’s worth. Check the age of your furnace and see just how old it is.
2. Your Heating Bill Has Risen
Heating bills can fluctuate quite a bit from month to month as the temperature outside changes and you skip heating on some days. This can make it easy to miss a gradual rise in heating costs over the years, which can, in turn, cover up the fact that your furnace simply isn’t as efficient as it used to be. If your furnace provides less heating power per dollar nowadays, it may be time to get a new one.
3. Your Rooms Aren’t Heating Evenly
One common problem with aging furnaces is that they stop heating rooms evenly. If parts of your home are feeling cooler than they once did, the problem might be solved by replacing your furnace.
4. Your Thermostat Isn’t Working Right
If you turn your thermostat on but your house isn’t heating up quite as well as it should, then you may need to replace something. While the problem could be with the thermostat itself, your furnace may also be to blame.
5. Your Furnace Frequently Needs Repairs
It can be difficult to keep track of exactly how much your furnace costs you from year to year, but it can be easier to track how often it needs to be fixed. If your furnace has been requiring one or two visits from professionals every year, then replacing it may save you a lot more money.
When it comes to picking out a new furnace and getting it installed, call HB McClure in Harrisburg today. We can help you choose the best furnace for your home and get it installed quickly and easily. Our company provides installation, repair, and maintenance of heating and cooling systems. You can also count on us for smart thermostats, backup generators, carbon monoxide detectors, bathroom fixtures, and ductwork.