At Jeremy Services, our technicians see a lot of furnaces. Some are in good shape, some not so good and some are on their last leg. So how do you know what to look for to prepare yourself for the inevitable purchase of a new furnace? Our technicians have created a list of signs to look for so you won’t be caught off guard this year. If you know your furnace is nearing its end, you can do some research now and not have to make a major decision like buying a new furnace on the spur of the moment.
8 Signs to Look for That Signal It’s Time to Get a New Furnace
Do You Have Repeat Repairs?
Have you repaired your furnace more than once over the last five years? If so, plan to spend more soon. The older a system gets, the more often and the more costly repairs become.
Are Your Utility Bills Rising?
The older your furnace is, the less efficient it will be. Your furnace and air conditioner account for about half of your home’s energy costs.
Is Your Home at Least 12 Years Old?
Most furnaces and ACs last about 10-15 years. A system that is 12 years old or older is nearing the end of its life and will start having mechanical difficulties.
Does Your Furnace Run Almost Nonstop?
This is another sign of an older, less efficient furnace. Over time, they become less efficient and therefore have to work harder and longer to meet the demands set by the thermostat.
Has the Warranty Expired on Your System?
Manufacturer warranties are usually good for between 5 and 10 years. Repairs can become expensive without the coverage provided by a warranty.
Do You Experience Hot and Cold Spots in Your Home?
Older systems aren’t the best at keeping every room comfortable. Two-story homes are especially hard to keep pleasant. Newer systems utilize better technology to keep your home more evenly heated and cooled.
Have You Said, “I Hope This Furnace Makes It Through the Season”?
Besides more comfort and lower energy bills, a new system will give you peace of mind as well. You won’t have to worry about waking up to a cold house in the middle of the night because your furnace broke down.
Are You Worried about Affording a New Furnace?
New furnaces are an investment, but don’t worry. We have financing available to help you spread the payments out and make it easier to afford.
Don’t Wait until Furnace Replacement Is an Emergency
This checklist will help you decide whether it is time to call a heating and cooling professional to discuss replacement options, or if your furnace and air conditioner are okay to stay a little longer. If you answered “yes” or “I don’t know” to three or more of questions, it’s time to give Jeremy Services a call. We can give you information to help you make an informed and educated decision about which system to buy. We can let you know how your furnace is doing during a furnace tune-up.