Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?

When winter strikes and we start taking 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 concerns are not handled, your system could suddenly stop operating and leave you and your family in the cold. However, there are a couple warning signs you can watch for to know when it's time for furnace service or replacement before your system quits working.

Furnace Age

The average 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. Buying a new furnace isn't a decision you want to have to make in a hurry. Give yourself enough time to look through and weigh all of your choices.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

Furnaces lose efficiency as they get older and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been correctly maintained. Think of 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 incurs the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on furnace repair the last two years - a new system could be a better option.

Strange Noises

Have you heard any strange noises coming from your system? Furnaces start making weird noises around the end of their lifespan. If your furnace is cycling on and off frequently or blowing cold air, it's time to think about 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 could start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies could notice more symptoms. A few other signs are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture.

If any of these indicators sound like what you are experiencing with your furnace, it may be time to start researching a new system. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the new system or furnace service that makes most sense for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 812-825-8695 and talk with one of our professionals. 

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