Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?

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Winter is a busy season for us as we take a high number of calls from people whose furnaces have broken down. Many times, the problem is caused by a lack of regular furnace service and maintenance. To keep your furnace running well and warming your home, it’s important to have maintenance performed regularly. After maintenance, there are some symptoms you can be on the lookout for that may suggest that it’s time to have your furnace serviced or replaced before you find yourself in the cold due to a breakdown.

Furnace Age

The anticipated lifespan of furnaces can vary on a variety of factors, but it’s not a bad idea to start furnace shopping now if your furnace is 15 years or older. It’s in your best interest to have time to find the perfect furnace for your home instead of having to replace your furnace in an emergency situation.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

If your utility bills are rising, but you haven’t increased usage, it’s probably time for a furnace service appointment or maybe a replacement. As they age, furnaces lose efficiency. This happens more quickly to furnaces that haven’t been maintained properly. While you may think a new furnace will be pricey, think of the money you’ll save over the long term on your utility bills.

More Frequent Furnace Repairs

Furnaces break down more often during the last two years of their lifespan. If you feel like you’re doing repair after repair, start adding up how much you’re spending. It’s likely that a new system may be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Is your furnace making odd noises? Often times, older furnaces start making strange noises when it’s time for replacement. Also, take note if your furnace is cycling on and off too often or blowing cold air. These are most likely symptoms that it’s time to shop for a replacement.

A Dry or Dusty Home

If your home starts to feel drier or family members start struggling with allergy symptoms, an older furnace could be to blame. It may not filter air well, nor does it humidify the air. Other signs that your furnace isn’t filtering or humidifying air are cracking woodwork and static shocks.

If any of this sounds familiar, you may want to begin looking for a new furnace. Call Innovative Mechanical, LLC at 770-726-7407 and we can help you find the ideal system for your home. 

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