When to Upgrade Your Furnace

Sooner or later, all appliances in the home start to experience problems with everyday wear and tear. Some appliances also start to become inefficient, and they don’t work as well as they once did when they were new. This is the case with your home’s furnace, as well.

The furnace in your home is responsible for producing heat to keep your family warm and cozy during the cooler months of the year. Before this unit experiences a complete breakdown, it will be important for you to understand when the right time may be for you to start thinking about replacement with a newer, more efficient, modern unit.

Warning Signs That It Is Time for Replacement

  1. Frequent repairs are needed – if you have noticed that you are calling in HVAC (heating and cooling) professionals multiple times a heating season for your broken heater, then this could indicate that it’s time to get a new unit. Frequent breakdowns could be a warning sign that the system can no longer keep up with the heating demands of your home.
  2. Some rooms feel too hot or cold – this could also be an indication that the furnace is no longer as efficient as it once was, and it can no longer generate enough heat to blow through the ducts for all rooms and floors of the home.
  3. Unit is 15+ years old – older units aren’t as efficient as newer models, according to ENERGY STAR. Consider replacing your old furnace if it is over 15 years of age to a more modern system. This could also potentially help you to save money on your energy bills each month.

Choosing the Right Furnace

Today, furnaces are designed with safety and efficiency in mind. They are available with variable speed blowers which will help to keep your home as comfortable as possible during the cool fall and bitterly cold winter months.

When you seek the help of a professional for replacement, he or she will be able to help you understand what type, size, and brand of furnace is appropriate for your home, your spending budget, and your family’s heating needs.

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