Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?

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When winter strikes and we start receiving calls about furnaces that aren't creating heat, a lot of them can be linked back to a lack of regular furnace service and maintenance. If furnace problems are not handled, your system could suddenly stop running and leave you and your family in the cold. However, there are a few warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for furnace service or replacement before your system breaks down.

Furnace Age

The normal 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. Selecting a new furnace isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. 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 age and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been correctly maintained. Envision the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that you could spend on a new, more efficient system.

More Frequent Furnace Repairs

The last few years of a furnace's life are when your system encounters the most breakdowns. Start adding up the money you've been spending on furnace repair the previous two years - a new system might be more cost efficient.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any weird noises coming from your system? Furnaces start making strange noises at the end of their lifecycle. If your furnace is turning on and off frequently or blowing chilly 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 anyone with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. A couple other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these signs sound like what you are undergoing with your furnace, it might be time to start looking into a new system. We will work with you to be sure you are getting the new system or furnace service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 402-438-7992 and speak with one of our professionals. 

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