If you keep trying to squeeze yet another year out of an outdated heating system, you’re just throwing away money. Updating to a new, energy-efficient unit will pay for itself in a short time, and keep saving you money after that. What’s more, trying to keep your older furnace going may not even be safe.
How do you know when it’s time to replace, not repair, your furnace? Here are some warning signs that should alert you:
- If your furnace is more than 15 years old, you should begin planning to replace it even if it seems to be running fine. It’s nearing the end of its life, and the last thing you need is to be forced to replace it in a hurry when it suddenly breaks down.
- If your utility bills are going up, you should replace your unit. Newer models will save money.
- If you have had repairs in the past two or three years, it could be signaling greater trouble ahead.
- If it’s harder to maintain a comfortable climate in your home than it used to be, then your furnace is no longer up to the job.
- If your furnace makes strange noises, pay attention. Hissing, popping or any other noises may mean your unit may be headed for a breakdown.
- If you notice your family suffering from dry skin, increased allergies or scratchy throats, it may be that your old unit can’t moisturize and clean the air properly.
- Older units may leak carbon dioxide. If your burner flame is yellow instead of blue; if you see steaks of soot around your furnace; if there is noticeable moisture on windows or walls – these could all be warning signs of CO2 leaks. Make sure you have carbon dioxide detectors with working batteries, and replace your older and unsafe furnace.
Our reliable team of service technicians will evaluate your needs, and can suggest the right unit for your space and your budget. There are many brands to choose from, but it takes experience to recognize the best fit for a particular building. We’re fully licensed and accredited professionals. We have extensive experience with all the leading brands, and can remove your old unit, install the new one, adjust it and even take care of keeping it working at its best, if you choose a maintenance contract.
We know that replacing your furnace is a significant investment. We also know that making the right choice will pay back that investment and save you money for years to come.