Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?

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When winter comes and we start getting calls about furnaces that aren't creating heat, the majority of them can be traced back to the lack of furnace service and maintenance. If furnace problems are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop running and leave you and your family in the cold. However, there are a few warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for furnace service or replacement before your system breaks down.

Furnace Age

The normal life expectancy of furnaces is between 12-17 years. If your furnace is 15 years or older it's a good idea to start furnace shopping now. Choosing a new furnace isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself plenty of time to look through and weigh all of your possibilities.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Furnaces lose efficiency as they get older and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been appropriately 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 few years of a furnace's life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on furnace repair the previous two years - a new system might be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Furnaces start making strange noises near the end of their lifespan. If your furnace is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 very well. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies could notice an uptick in their symptoms. A couple other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these red flags sound like what you are feeling with your furnace, it could be time to start looking into a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or furnace service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 256-574-1300 and speak with one of our professionals. Or, if it's better for you, schedule an appointment with us online.

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