When winter strikes and we start taking calls about furnaces that aren't generating heat, a lot of them can be traced back to the lack of furnace service and maintenance. If furnace concerns are not addressed, your system could suddenly stop working and leave you and your family in the cold. However, there are a few warning signs you can look out for to know when it's time for furnace service or replacement before your system quits working.
The typical life expectancy of furnaces is between 12-17 years. If your furnace is 15 years or older it's smart to start furnace shopping now. Buying a new furnace isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself a bit of time to view and weigh all of your options.
Increased Gas or Electric Bills
Furnaces lose efficiency as they age and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been appropriately maintained. Imagine the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that could be going towards purchasing 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. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on furnace repair the previous two years - a new system might be more cost effective.
Have you heard any weird dings coming from your system? Furnaces start making odd noises at the end of their lifecycle. If your furnace is turning on and off frequently or blowing cold air, it's time to look at 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 any family members with allergies might notice more symptoms. A couple other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.
If any of these indicators sound like what you are experiencing 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 937-558-9478 and chat with one of our professionals.