How to Know Your Furnace Needs Replacing
It will be cold outside soon, and you’ll need to rely on your furnace to keep your home warm. Furnaces don’t last forever, though. There are warning signs watch for that tell you your furnace needs to be replaced.
It’s Over 20 Years Old
Modern furnaces typically last for 20 years. Once it’s reached that lifespan, it is probably time to find a new one. Old furnaces often need expensive repairs, so it’s likely a better use of money to get a new one. They can also be unreliable, which can be a big problem on a cold winter’s day.
Strange sounds coming from your furnace are a sign your furnace may have reached its end. Problematic sounds you may hear include rattling, popping, humming, and screeching.
Energy Bills Are Increasing
Old furnaces have to work harder to produce heat, which results in higher energy bills. If you notice your winter energy bills are higher than ever, it’s a sign your furnace should be replaced. As new furnaces are more efficient than ever, you’ll save money every month on your energy bills.
Border Sheet Metal & Heating in Hayden, IL, replaces furnaces. We sell many top-rated Lennox models and offer financing to customers with approved credit.
Different Temperatures in Your Home
As furnaces get older, they lose the ability to evenly distribute heat across your home. This causes some rooms to be too warm and others too cold.
Old furnaces often need frequent repairs, which can quickly become costly. It usually makes financial sense to replace rather than repair a furnace that needs frequent work performed on it. This is especially the case if it needs an expensive repair.
At Border Sheet Metal & Heating, we repair, replace, and tune-up furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners. We’re also the team to call for indoor air quality, duct cleaning, ductless, ductwork, water heaters, solar, geothermal, gas fireplaces, and garage heaters. Get in touch with us today to find out more.