The furnace in your home is probably something you don’t think about very often, and this expensive piece of equipment is something most people take for granted; rightfully so, everyone has the right to expect a warm and comfortable home in the winter.
Replacing your furnace is not something that people necessarily want to spend their hard earned money on, but rather something that has to be done.
So what are the warning signs you need a new furnace?
1. How old is your furnace?
As a general rule, if your furnace is more than 15 years old, you will definitely benefit from replacing with a new, more energy efficient model.
The energy savings on your monthly bill will make up for the costs and pay for itself rather quickly.
A furnace’s life expectancy is on average 15-20 years, and if yours is close or older than that, you are in the market for new equipment.
It’s better to purchase now rather than in an emergency, since when you’re in a panic to get a new furnace you won’t always have time to make the best decision.
2. Are your energy bills expensive?
If you notice that your energy bills are higher than normal, or higher than your friends with similar sized homes, it may be time to think about purchasing a new furnace.
If your energy bill is abnormally expensive, it may be due to the furnace working extremely hard to heat your home and keep it at the desired temperature.
The efficiency of your furnace will decrease over time especially without regular maintenance. Replacing with new, better technology will surely save you money in the long run.
3. Do you have to perform frequent repairs?
If you have to call for repairs on a regular basis, it’s time to start shopping for a new furnace.
It’s a bad idea to keep putting money into an old furnace; it will completely break down eventually and you are only prolonging the inevitable and wasting money that could be spent on a new unit.