When is it time to replace a furnace?
Concerned you may need a new furnace? How to know when it is time.
We get asked in emails, on the phone, and in-home repair service calls, “Is it time to replace my furnace?” Customers fear the financial costs associated with replacing a furnace. We understand their concern but there comes a time when the pain of repair costs and skyrocketing heating bills is greater than purchasing a brand new energy-efficient furnace. So when is the best time to repair and when is the best time to replace it?
Pay attention to these oil or natural gas furnaces in warning signs before you experience a no-heat emergency on a freezing cold night. This is the worst time for you to call a heating tech in DE, PA, and MD to assess your failing or faulty heating system. It’s better to be prepared. Here are some “warning signs” to consider replacing your aging and faulty furnace.
- Frequent service calls
- High repair bills
- Uneven temperatures
- Inability to stay at the thermostat’s temperature setting
- Furnace blowing cold air
- New or increased noises
- Increase in energy bills
For a more detailed “warning signs of a failing furnace” visit here.
Don’t want to wait until your furnace fails before you consider replacing it. If your furnace or boiler is old, worn out, inefficient, or significantly oversized, the simplest solution is to replace it with a modern high-efficiency model. Old coal burners that were switched over to oil or gas are prime candidates for replacement, as well as gas furnaces with pilot lights rather than electronic ignitions. Newer systems may be more efficient but are still likely to be oversized, and can often be modified to lower their operating capacity.