Before the weather gets too cold, you should evaluate your furnace to make sure it’s up to the task. If the furnace doesn’t have enough left in it to get you through the winter, it is important that you replace it now. You don’t want to be surprised by it suddenly failing on you in the middle of a cold day. Let’s go over some of the signs that you need a new furnace.
The older a furnace gets, the more worn down it will grow. This accumulated wear and tear will cause the system to decline in efficiency over time. As the efficiency of the furnace drops, the system will operate for a longer and longer period of time in order to compensate. This will result in higher monthly bills. If your heating bills are spiking from month to month, and you’re not sure why, it may be that you need a new furnace.
No matter how well you take care of your furnace, you will need to get it repaired every once in a while. Older furnaces, however, will need to have repairs done far more often than the newer ones. The amount of wear and tear on the system will make parts of it more likely to fail, resulting in more frequent repairs. If you need to repair your furnace multiple times a year, you should talk to a professional about replacing it.
Furnaces tend to last around 15 years before needing to be replaced. If you want to spend the money for it, you can keep a furnace running past that age. However, it will be far more cost-effective to replace your furnace once it gets older than that.
Switzerland Air offers furnace installation services throughout Freeport, TX. Call today for an appointment.