Not sure if you need a new furnace or not? Here are the most common signs that it might be time to replace your furnace.
Multiple Repairs Recently
Have you had to repair your furnace more than once recently? If you’re starting to notice an increase in the frequency of which your furnace needs to be fixed, that’s a good sign that it’s better to cut your losses and invest in a new furnace. Otherwise, you’ll probably be paying for frequent repairs only to have your furnace completely break down in the not-too-distant future. A brand-new furnace may seem like a large expense, but it is actually more cost-effective than paying to repair your old furnace multiple times a year until it eventually stops working.
Your Home isn’t Warm Enough
This is a pretty obvious one, but if your home isn’t getting warm enough lately, there’s something wrong with your furnace. This might be a simple issue that can be repaired, or it may be an indication that it’s time for a whole new furnace. Have a trusted expert inspect your furnace and assess the situation.
Your Bills Have Gotten More Expensive Lately
As furnaces get closer to the end of their life, they will run less and less efficiently. This means that they use more energy, which results in higher bills. If you notice a spike in your monthly bill with no clear reason why, it could be a sign that your furnace is working inefficiently. Consider replacing it with a new, more efficient unit to save on monthly bills.
Your Furnace is More Than 10–15 Years Old
With proper maintenance, furnaces can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years. However, if your furnace is past the 10-15 year mark, it might be time to start considering a new unit, especially if your furnace has started to operate less efficiently than it used to. If you are able to replace your furnace as it gets older, but before it starts breaking down, you can save yourself a lot of hassle and stress.
If you are ready to replace your furnace, get in touch with McMullen’s Refrigeration & Heating today! We will help you choose the right furnace for your home and provide you with efficient, top-quality installation services.