Your furnace is one of the most important appliances in your home. Like any of your appliances, your furnace will not last forever. Even the most reliable, well-maintained furnace will eventually need to be replaced. Here are five signs it’s time to install a new furnace.
Rising Energy Bills
If you’ve noticed a steady increase in your heating costs, your furnace may be the cause. As the components in your furnace start to wear out, the furnace will no longer work efficiently. It will run longer and use more energy to keep your house warm enough. While upgrading to a new furnace is a big investment, it will save money on heating bills over time.
Just like your car, your heating system will need more work as it ages. The repair costs will continue to increase over time. If your furnace needs repairing more and more frequently, it may be more cost-effective to replace it.
Have you noticed that some of your rooms are too warm, while other rooms are too cold? If you’re constantly adjusting your thermostat, it may be time to replace your furnace. Have an HVAC technician inspect your heating system to find out if the problem is with your thermostat or with the furnace itself.
As furnaces age, they start becoming noisier. Have you noticed popping, banging, or rattling sounds coming from your furnace? Does the blower frequently turn on and off? If so, it may be time to install a new furnace.
Most furnaces will last an average of 15 to 20 years. If your furnace is 20 years old or older, you should consider upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model.
Minnesota Heating and Air Conditioning provides furnace installation and HVAC services throughout Minneapolis, Twin Cities and the 7-County Metro Area. Contact us now to schedule an appointment.