Once winter rolls in, nothing in your home will prove more important than your heater. Without a working furnace, you won’t have a reliable way to stay warm, comfortable, and safe. Although your heater worked fine last cold season, you can’t be sure that it’s going to last all throughout this one. This is especially true if you haven’t replaced your home heating equipment in a while. Following are several signs you need furnace installation for winter in your Maple Grove home.
You’ve Gotten More Than a Decade of Service From Your Last Furnace
Furnaces are actually made to last approximately 15 to 20 years. Some furnaces go two full decades before failing entirely, and it’s usually because they’ve been diligently and consistently maintained. Unfortunately, however, most will lose about half of their efficiency after their first decade of service. Worse still, their efficiency will steadily decline after this point. If your current unit has been cranking out heat for 10 years or more, you’re probably paying a veritable fortune to use it. Take some time to review your home heating bills for the past few years. If your heating bills have dramatically increased within the past few winters, the most cost-effective choice could be replacing your furnace.
You’re Paying a Veritable Fortune to Keep Your Furnace Working
Not only should you consider recent increases in your home heating bill, but you should also account for the cumulative costs of recent repairs. Odds are, with an older heater, you’ve probably come close to paying for a brand new furnace. As heaters advance in age, multiple breakdowns are a signal of more breakdowns to come. Consider scheduling a consultation appointment to get a professional opinion on whether or not to replace your aging heater.
You Don’t Want to Risk It
In reality, most homeowners are well-aware of the fast-mounting problems that their aging furnaces are experiencing. Their heaters might be noisy, smelly, or simply slow to warm their living environments up. Unfortunately, so long as their heaters consistently turn on, many will happily put replacement off for as long as possible. This is an unnecessary risk that can prove downright deadly, especially during times of severe winter weather, and particularly for households with elderly adults, infants, and people with compromised immune systems.
With more than 32 years in the HVAC industry, and more than 35,000 projects successfully completed throughout the greater Twin Cities area, we’ve replaced countless furnaces that have reached the end of their lifespans. At Minnesota Heating and Air Conditioning, we recommend having your heater replaced before the outside temperatures plummet. Taking care of this issue now is a great way to save cash, eliminate the panic that comes with mid-winter breakdowns, and give yourself the time to thoughtfully choose your next heater. Call us today to schedule your fall heater maintenance or to set an appointment for furnace replacement.