Are you considering replacing your furnace?
It’s important to know what signs and red flags you should look for regarding furnace replacement in Maryland. While sometimes your heating system might need a simple furnace repair, other times you might require furnace replacement for your entire heating system.
If you’re in the Maryland or Virginia area, learn how HB McClure Home Service Team can be of service! Call 717-232-4328 to speak with a specialist today!
Reasons for Furnace Replacement in Maryland
- If your furnace is more than 15 years old-
Most furnaces, on average, last between 15 and 25 years. This doesn’t mean, however, that you’re guaranteed a furnace that works this long. If you’ve bought a home where the previous homeowner didn’t maintain their furnace very well, you might need to consider furnace replacement after only 10 years. Furnaces lose efficiency as they age. Better yet, with all the new environmentally-friendly models, the price of a new furnace can be offset by your heating expense savings.
- You notice a rise in your heating expenses –
If you notice more than a 15 percent increase in your heating bill that can’t be attributed to rises in fuel cost, then it could be your furnace. It’s best to schedule a maintenance check before investing in total furnace replacement. HB McClure Home Service Team can conduct an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) reading for you. This reading measures how much energy your furnace uses, how much heat circulates through your house and how much heat is escaping from chimneys, windows and doorways.
- You’re scheduling more furnace repairs –
If you find yourself having frequent furnace repairs, then you might want to consider furnace replacement. Just like with any old appliance, there comes a point when the repairs cost more than buying a new system. You wouldn’t keep pouring money into a 15-year-old car, right? The same applies to your furnace. While furnace replacement can be costly, you’ll save money by having fewer overall repairs!
- Your living room is warm, but your kitchen is freezing –
One of the biggest complaints HB McClure Home Service Team addresses is uneven heating in homes. You could have more windows and doors in one area of your house, which could explain the uneven distribution of heat, but often the real problem is your heating system is old and you would benefit from furnace replacement.
- You hear odd noises coming from your furnace –
The best furnace is one that is quiet. If you start hearing strange noises like popping, rattling, or squealing from your furnace, chances are you need to replace it. A blower fan that runs non-stop is also a sign that your furnace requires replacement.
Sometimes your furnace problems can be repaired easily. Often times they require a more invasive procedure like furnace replacement. To determine if your furnace needs replacing, contact one of the certified technicians at HB McClure Home Service Team. Practicing furnace replacement for over 33 years, if you’re in the Maryland area, HB McClure Home Service Team can surely assist you!