While we may not be getting extreme winter weather right now, we still have a need for a reliable heating system. When your furnace starts to give you problems, you may be wondering at what point you turn to replacement rather than repair. It can be a difficult decision to make when you look at the cost of replacing your heating system, but there are definitely some times that you are better off replacing rather than repairing. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share some tell-tale signs that are often indicators of replacement rather than repair.
What Year is Your Old Furnace?
The first thing you need to know is the age of your furnace. This is one of biggest indicators as to when you may need to replace it. The average person can expect their furnace to last them about 15 years before they need to replace it. If your furnace is giving you a headache and yours is getting close to or is older than 15 years, you may want to look at a replacement rather than fixing your old one.
High Gas or Electric Bills
As your furnace gets older, it also gets less efficient as it operates. You may notice that when this happens, you see a spike in your energy costs. No one wants to be paying more for energy than they have to. You can track your energy usage with your local utility company.
Uneven Heating in House
Have you noticed that there are some parts of your home that don’t seem to get the heat they need to stay comfortable? This can be a sign that your furnace is having a difficult time keeping up with your heating demands. Older furnaces have a hard time pushing the heat through the vents.
My Furnace is Making a Rattling or Other Loud Noise
It isn’t uncommon for an older furnace to develop structural issues. As these cracks and problems arise, it can cause your furnace to make louder noises as it operates. If you have noticed loud banging, humming or buzzing when the furnace is on, you may have a problem that needs to be addressed. The cracks and structural issues that arise on a furnace can be life threatening ones if they are allowing carbon monoxide to enter into the air you are breathing. Don’t hesitate to call on professionals if you notice any cracks or signs of damage to your furnace.
Furnace Heater HVAC Repair, Installation & More in Springfield, Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, Monson, Chicopee & Agawam Massachusetts
No one wants to be constantly repairing their furnace. As it ages, this can happen easily. If you have been facing repairs all the time, you may be dealing with an old furnace or one that is simply prone to problems and you might be better of replacing it. At Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer furnace replacement and installation services that can’t be beat. Call us today!