Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?

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Winter is a busy season for us as we take many calls from people whose furnaces have stopped working properly. Many times, the problem is due to a lack of regular furnace service and maintenance. To keep your furnace functioning well and warming your home, it’s crucial to have maintenance performed regularly. After maintenance, there are some symptoms you can watch for that may indicate that it’s time to have your furnace serviced or replaced before it breaks down at the worst possible time.

Furnace Age

The anticipated lifespan of furnaces can vary on a variety of factors, but it’s safe to start furnace shopping now if your furnace is 15 years or older. It’s in your best interest to have time to find the best furnace for your home instead of having to replace your furnace in an emergency situation.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

If your utility bills are climbing, but you haven’t increased usage, it’s probably time for a furnace service appointment or even a replacement. As they age, furnaces run less efficiently. This happens more quickly to furnaces that haven’t been maintained properly. While you may think a new furnace will be expensive, think of the money you’ll save over the long term on your utility bills.

More Frequent Furnace Repairs

Furnaces break down more often during the last two years of their lifespan. If you feel like you’re doing repair after repair, start watching how much you’re spending. Chances are a new system may be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Is your furnace making strange noises? Often times, older furnaces start making strange noises when a replacement is needed. Also, notice if your furnace is cycling on and off repeatedly or blowing cold air. These are undoubtedly symptoms that it’s time to shop for a replacement.

A Dry or Dusty Home

If your home starts to feel drier or family members start showing allergy symptoms, an older furnace could be to blame. It may not filter air enough, nor does it humidify the air. Other signs that your furnace isn’t filtering or humidifying air are splitting woodwork and static shocks.

If any of this sounds familiar, you may want to begin looking for a new furnace. Call All Elements Heating & Air LLC at 903-702-3941 and we can help you find the perfect system for your home. You can also set up an appointment with us online.

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