When Should I Replace my Furnace?

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It might be time…

Preventative action is always a good idea with your home’s heating and cooling system. It is especially important not to wait until a crisis occurs. A cold night in January, with the furnace faltering or failed, is not the time to assess your heating system.

Here are 4 questions to answer as you consider whether it’s time to replace your gas furnace before it costs you more money or becomes unsafe.

  1. Is your furnace old?
    The average life expectancy we see today is between 14 and 18 years. If your furnace is close to this age or older, you should begin shopping. Replace the furnace as a planned home improvement rather than in panic mode.
  2. Gas & electric bills increasing?
    Furnaces lose their efficiency as they age. As a result, your furnace may run longer to provide the same amount of heat. The money you pay the gas & electric company every month could pay for new furnace.
  3. Repairs in the last 2 years?
    As a furnace ages, you can replace one part only to have another go out next year. Furnaces incur the most breakdowns in the last 2 years of their lives. As a furnace ages, it gets harder to get replacement parts.
  4. Do you have comfort issues? 
    Are you always adjusting your thermostat to make your home more comfortable? This is a sign that your furnace lacks the ability to properly distribute the air to keep you comfortable in your home.

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