A furnace is an essential component of a home’s heating system and its proper functioning is critical in keeping your house warm. Over time, however, furnaces can wear out or become less efficient due to age and use.
Upgrading your furnace can provide improved comfort, energy efficiency, and even better air quality for your family. A furnace upgrade can also help you save money on your heating bills, as newer models are more efficient and waste less energy. Investing in an upgrade for your furnace is a smart choice in the long term and will ensure that you stay warm during the cold winter months.
Keep reading to learn more about the reasons why you should consider upgrading your old furnace.
1. Your Furnace Can’t Keep Up with Your Needs
Your furnace may have once been able to heat your home, but its ability to do so may have diminished over the years. If your home feels colder than the thermostat says it should be, there are a variety of things that may be wrong that a heating technician can help you address.
That said, furnaces don’t last forever. If your model is 10-15 years old, it’s probably at or near the end of its service life. At this point, replacing it with a newer, more reliable, and more energy-efficient model might be the more financially viable option.
2. Repeated Repairs Don’t Last Long
If you find yourself dealing with a furnace malfunction more than once a year, it might be time to consider replacing it. While repairs can address many issues a furnace may have to support its function over time, experiencing frequent malfunctions isn’t normal, and they’re often a sign of a dying furnace (if your model is on the older side) or a defective unit (if your furnace is newer).
Paying for frequent repairs might seem like the more financially sensible decision, but they can quickly exceed the cost of a new furnace. If you feel like you’re spending too much on repairs, your money might be better spent on a replacement in the long run.
3. Your Home Experiences Uneven Heating
Your furnace should easily heat your whole home, and it’s unusual for a well-functioning furnace to cause cold spots in your home. When this problem occurs, however, the most likely cause is your furnace’s ability to force air evenly throughout your home. Sometimes this problem can be addressed with maintenance, but it’s often a sign that maintaining your family’s comfort relies on replacing your furnace.
Another possible explanation for uneven heating is that your furnace is inappropriately sized for your home. Not all furnaces are the same, and having a furnace in your home that’s rated for a much small property can cause uneven heating issues even if the furnace is working as it should.
4. Your Furnace Is Visible Worn or Damaged
If your furnace is showing signs of wear and tear, such as rusting or cracking on the outside, it may be time to upgrade. It can also be a sign that you need a furnace replacement if your furnace is making loud noises when running or isn’t heating up quickly enough.
Consult with a heating technician from Bay Heating & Air Conditioning to address any concerns you may have about your furnace’s condition.
5. You’re Paying Too Much for Energy
Every year, newer and more energy-efficient furnaces come onto the market. Even if your old furnace is working as it should, it can be skyrocketing your energy bills beyond what a newer model would cost. For homeowners looking for ways to save money, reducing monthly heating bills by replacing a furnace with an energy-efficient model can go a long way over time.
Contact Us for All of Your Heating Needs
Winter’s not over! Now’s a great time to address any issues you may have experienced with your home’s furnace over the last few months. When you get the heating repairs or replacement your HVAC system needs, you can rest assured that your family can confidently live in comfort when fall and winter arrive again.
For more information, contact Bay Heating & Air Conditioning online today or call (440) 294-4954 now.