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Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?

When winter hits and we start taking calls about furnaces that aren't creating heat, most of them can be tracked back to the lack of furnace service and maintenance. If furnace concerns are not addressed, your system may suddenly stop working and leave you and your family in the cold. However, there are some warning signs you can look out for to know when it's time for furnace service or replacement before your system stops running.

Furnace Age

The typical life expectancy of furnaces is between 12-17 years. If your furnace is 15 years or older it's a good idea to start furnace shopping now. Choosing a new furnace isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself a bit of time to look through and weigh all of your choices.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Furnaces lose efficiency as they get up there in years 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 spent on a new, more efficient system.

More Frequent Furnace Repairs

The last few years of a furnace's life are when your system incurs the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on furnace repair the last two years - a new system might be more cost efficient.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any odd sounds coming from your system? Furnaces start making odd noises around the end of their lifecycle. If your furnace is turning on and off frequently or blowing cool 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 efficiently. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. A few other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these red flags sound like what you are feeling with your furnace, it might be time to start thinking about 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 719-332-3458 and talk with one of our professionals. Or, if it's more convenient for you, schedule an appointment with us online.