Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?

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When winter hits and we start receiving calls about furnaces that aren't creating heat, a lot of them can be tracked back to the lack of furnace service and maintenance. If furnace problems are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop operating 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 stops running.

Furnace Age

The average life expectancy of furnaces is between 12-17 years. If your furnace is 15 years or older it's smart to start furnace shopping now. Buying a new furnace isn't a decision you want to have to make in an emergency. Give yourself plenty of time to view and weigh all of your possibilities.

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 properly maintained. Envision 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 couple 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 prior two years - a new system may be more cost efficient.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any weird sounds coming from your system? Furnaces start making weird noises near the end of their life. If your furnace is cycling 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 may start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies might notice increased symptoms. Some other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these signs 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 217-210-2662 and speak with one of our professionals. Or, if it makes more sense for you, arrange an appointment with us online.

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