Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?

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It’s not surprising that winter is a busy season for us as we take many calls from people whose furnaces have failed. Many times, the problem is due to a lack of regular furnace service and maintenance. To keep your furnace working well and warming your home, it’s crucial 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 it breaks down at the worst possible time.

Furnace Age

The expected lifespan of furnaces can vary on a variety of factors, but it’s a good idea to start furnace shopping now if your furnace is 15 years or older. It’s best to have time to find the perfect furnace for your home rather than 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 most likely time for a furnace service appointment or maybe a replacement. As they age, furnaces run less efficiently. This happens more quickly to furnaces that haven’t been maintained properly. While you may think a new furnace will be expensive, think of the money you’ll save in the long run on your utility bills.

More Frequent Furnace Repairs

Furnaces break down more frequently during the last two years of their lifespan. If it seems like you’re doing repair after repair, start watching how much you’re spending. There’s a good chance a new system may be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Is your furnace making unusual noises? Every so often, older furnaces start making strange noises when a replacement is needed. Also, take note if your furnace is cycling on and off too often or blowing cold air. These are undoubtedly 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 enough, nor does it humidify the air. Other signs that your furnace isn’t filtering or humidifying air are dried out woodwork and static shocks.

If any of this sounds familiar, you may want to begin looking for a new furnace. Call Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning at 636-206-4250 and we can help you find the perfect system for your home. You can also set up an appointment with us online.

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