When winter strikes and we start receiving calls about furnaces that aren't producing heat, most of them can be tracked back to irregular furnace service and maintenance. If furnace issues are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family in the cold. However, there are some warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for furnace service or replacement before your system stops running.
The average life expectancy of furnaces is between 12-17 years. If your furnace is 15 years or older it's a safe bet to start furnace shopping now. Choosing a new furnace isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself a bit of time to view and weigh all of your possibilities.
Increased Gas or Electric Bills
Furnaces lose efficiency as they get up there in years and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been properly maintained. Envision the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that could be spent on a new, more efficient system.
More Frequent Furnace Repairs
The last two years of a furnace's life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on furnace repair the last two years - a new system could be a better option.
Have you heard any weird sounds coming from your system? Furnaces start making weird noises at the end of their lifecycle. If your furnace is cycling on and off frequently or blowing cool air, it's time to consider getting your system replaced.
A Dry or Dusty Home
Older furnaces don't humidify or filter the air in your home all that well. Your home may start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might notice increased symptoms. Some other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators sound like what you are experiencing with your furnace, it might be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or furnace service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 715-301-0727 and chat with one of our professionals.