Do you know when it’s time to replace your furnace? Even though your furnace may not be giving you any trouble yet, if it’s older than 20 years, chances are it’s running inefficiently and causing you to waste money on your utility bills. If your furnace has never had routine maintenance or if it’s 20 years old or older, call Energy Sharks Heating & Air for a furnace evaluation before the temperature drops too low.
Does your old furnace still have a few good years left? Our experts will help determine if replacing or repairing your furnace is the most cost-effective option.
Why Furnaces Go Bad
Your furnace is like any machine — if you take care of it, it can last a long time. But, eventually, it wears out and needs to be replaced. Furnaces wear out for a number of reasons. Clogged filters that go unchanged for long periods of time put extra strain on your furnace’s motor, which causes it to wear out. Also, blower motors, like any other motor, will wear out over time and eventually fail. Even if you perform routine maintenance and take good care of your home’s heating system, eventually you’re going to need a new furnace installation or furnace replacement.
When to Replace Your Furnace
If your furnace is showing signs of old age, it’s a good time to call in a reliable furnace contractor to determine if you need a repair or a new furnace installation. It’s understandable that many people wish to avoid putting in a whole new furnace, but if you think about the cost to install a newer, more efficient furnace versus what it costs to repair, you might find out getting a new system is much cheaper in the long run. Most experts agree that if the cost to fix your furnace is at least 50% of a new furnace installation, you’re better off going with a newer model.
Also, when you consider that a newer furnace will be more efficient, and lower your utility bill, the money you save will easily help pay for a new unit in a few years.
Signs you may need to replace your furnace include:
- Cold air coming out instead of hot
- Heating bills that are higher for no apparent reason
- Furnace is older than 20 years
- Strange noises
- Soot around your registers
- Different temperatures throughout the house
- Stale air
If you notice any of these signs, it could mean your furnace is going bad or has gone bad, and you need to call in a professional furnace contractor to evaluate the health of your unit and let you know if it’s better to repair or replace your furnace.
Need Furnace Inspection & Tune-Up?
Ideally, you’ll want to test your home’s heating and see if there are any issues before winter sets in, which means fall is the best time. Make a note on your calendar or set a reminder on your phone to check your furnace on the first day of fall every year.
If you’re not sure what to look for, call a professional furnace contractor to come in and check your furnace and see if it is need of a tune-up or replacement. The last thing you want is for your family to suffer through a brutal winter without adequate heat.
When you call Energy Sharks Heating & Air to evaluate your furnace, we’ll perform a thorough inspection of every aspect of your furnace’s operation to ensure that it’ll be ready to perform when you hit the “on” switch. Call one of our highly-trained technicians today for an evaluation today.
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late
Waiting until Old Man Winter is knocking at your door to find out if your furnace is up to the task is too late. If you live in the Simpsonville area, you know how brutal the winters can get, which is why you want to be sure — for the safety of your family — that your furnace is ready to go when the temperature gets low.
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