Providing service throughout Bowling Green, Toledo, Perrysburg, and surrounding areas in Ohio.
If you could take a guess at hold old your furnace is, what would you guess? Most people will guess between seven and eight years old when in actuality their furnace is closer to 10 or 12 years old. The average lifespan of a furnace is 15 to 20 years depending on how well it is maintained. If you are not sure how old your furnace is, call the experts at Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating. We can help determine how old your furnace is!
If you live in the Bowling Green, Perrysburg, or Toledo, Ohio area, contact Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating today for a free estimate on furnace replacement!
Signs That You Need a New Furnace
It is important to know what to look for when deciding the right time to replace your home’s furnace. The experts at Kellermeier offer a few things to consider:
How old is your furnace? The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. If your furnace is close to this age or older, you may want to start doing your research and shopping around for a new one. It is a much better idea to replace your furnace as a planned home improvement rather than an impulse buy when your furnace breaks down.
Are your gas and electric bills getting higher? We know that gas prices have gone up, but the increase in your electric bill may be due to lack of efficiency from your home’s furnace. With age, furnaces lose their efficiency, especially if they have not been maintained properly. Your furnace may be running longer, and working harder to provide the same amount of heat.
Have you had any furnace repairs in the last two years? Furnaces suffer the most repairs during the last two years of their life. If you find yourself having to make costly repairs, it may be time to replace your furnace. It can be most cost effective to replace your furnace now rather than having to keep making repairs.
Does your furnace make weird noises? Old furnaces start to make strange noises as they near the last leg of their life. If you have heard any popping, rattling or squealing noises coming from your furnace, it may be a sign you need to replace your heating system.
Do you feel that some rooms in your home are warmer or colder than others? If you constantly have to change your thermostat to try and compensate for a faulty furnace, it may be time to replace your furnace. Older furnaces are unable to distribute air throughout your entire home.
Tax Rebates on High-Efficiency Furnace Replacements
Ohio offers a tax rebate for energy-efficient home improvements! You can receive instant savings or a percentage of the installation cost back when you install a new energy-efficient furnace. If you have an older furnace with an AFUE of approximately 60 percent, you could save up to 40 percent on your heating bills by replacing it with a new high-efficiency furnace. Your furnace will pay for itself over time with your lower utility bills.
If you live in the Bowling Green, Toledo, Haskins, or Perrysburg Ohio areas, and you are experiencing any of the problems list above, do not hesitate to contact Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating. One of our technicians will be glad to walk you through your furnace replacement options.