Having a furnace that does a great job of heating your home is essential for staying warm during the cool days of autumn and the freezing cold weeks of a Utah winter. Unfortunately, furnaces do not last forever and sometimes it’s difficult to know when you should replace your old furnace with a new, energy-efficient model from the experts at Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating. Often times it is hard to determine the best time to replace your faulty furnace. Here is a closer look at some of the warning signs that it indicate it’s time for a newer model.
The Age of Your Furnace
It is inevitable, every furnace has a limited lifespan. Its parts wear down due to heavy use during the heating season and as the wear accumulates over time, the furnace will ultimately reach a point where it can no longer heat your home efficiently. If your furnace is giving you problems and is more than 15 years old, it’s a good idea to replace your old unit with a new one rather than repair the older one. This will almost certainly be more cost effective in the long run than making frequent furnace repairs to an older unit.
Increased Heating & Energy Bills
Are your heating and/or energy bills increasing even though your heating needs are exactly the same as they have been in years past? This is an indication that the furnace is no longer working like it ought to and can no longer warm your home efficiently. When this occurs, the unit must work harder to heat the home, which requires more energy. As a result, your heating bills start to rise. Replacing the furnace with a newer model can bring your heating bills back to normal, or better!
Making Frequent Furnace Repairs
If you are constantly making repairs on your furnace despite being well-maintained, replacing the unit could be a better option than having to make frequent repairs. Once the new unit is installed, you will have peace of mind knowing that your new furnace is unlikely to fail at an inconvenient time. Furnace replacement will save you a ton of money on repairs as well.
Energy Efficiency of Your Furnace
Newer furnaces are more energy-efficient than older models, so when a unit with greater efficiency is installed, you will see those high-energy costs begin to come down. Because of your lower monthly heating costs, the new model will pay for itself over time.
It’s not easy to determine the right time to replace your furnace. By following these tips, however, you should have a better idea regarding when a replacement unit is necessary. If you are considering replacing your aging or faulty furnace contact the heating experts at Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating for replacement and installation services in Bowling Green, Toledo, and Findlay, Ohio areas. We offer free estimates on all new installation projects!