Heating season is here, but the coldest months of the year are still a little ways off. Now is the time to evaluate your home heating situation, and determine whether or not your furnace can make it through another winter. The last thing you want is for your furnace to die on you in the middle of one of the coldest months of the year. Read on for some of the warning signs that you should replace your furnace before the winter arrives.
Drops in Efficiency
The older a system gets, the more wear and tear it is going to accumulate. This will cause a steady decline in efficiency over time, forcing the system to stay on for longer to reach its target temperatures. You are most likely to notice this reflected in your monthly heating bills, which will rise as the system efficiency drops.
Spikes in Repair Costs
The same wear and tear that causes the overall efficiency of the system to plunge will eventually cause various parts of the system to start to fail. Normally, a furnace shouldn’t need repairs more than once every couple years. If your furnace is needing repairs every couple of months, then it is probably very close to the end of its lifespan.
Furnaces are built to last around 20 years at most. Past that point, they become more and more expensive to keep running. Problems like those listed above will start to crop up, and even if you manage to keep the furnace running it will be far less efficient than have a new furnace installed. If your furnace is older than 20 years, you should definitely have it replaced before winter arrives.
If you need to have your furnace replaced, call Switzerland Air. We provide comprehensive furnace replacement services throughout Freeport, TX.