Signs You Need a New Furnace
The best way to know if you need a new furnace is by having it serviced by a professional. A good technician can look at the unit’s age, condition, and performance and determine whether or not it should be replaced.
If you are having problems with your furnace like short cycling, popping, or banging noises, or if there’s been a drop in efficiency since the past year this can be a sign it’s time for a new furnace.
Call Air Now Heating and Air Conditioning for a professional evaluation.
Is it worth fixing a 20-year-old furnace?
The answer to this question will depend on your specific situation. If you have an older system that is not working properly and the repair costs are more than half the cost of a new furnace, then it may be worth repairing the old one. In most cases, however, it makes more sense to replace it with a newer model.
There are several reasons why it might make sense to replace an aging unit:
- Cost of repair – The cost of repairing a furnace can vary widely, depending on the age, brand, and condition of your current system. If you’re not sure whether repairs will be more expensive than a new system, contact your local HVAC technician or contractor for an estimate.
- Frequency of service calls – If you’re frequently calling on your HVAC technician or contractor to fix your furnace, it might be time to replace the unit. A new furnace should last at least 15 years if properly maintained and installed by a professional contractor.
- Low efficiency – If your old system constantly runs but doesn’t heat your home as efficiently as it once did, consider replacing it with a newer model that uses less energy and produces fewer carbon emissions. In fact, ENERGY STAR-certified furnaces are 30% more efficient than standard models.
Ready for a New Furnace Installation?
If you think your heating system may be on its way out, contact a professional company before it’s too late. Having a new furnace installed can be a significant investment, but in the long run, will save both time and money.