If you’re the owner of a furnace, then it’s high time you have some clear info as to when you might need to replace it. It’s not a bad idea, if your furnace is 10, 12, even 15 years old, to begin looking into your options, even if it still works.
The truth of the matter is, if you use a gas furnace, the older and less maintained the system gets, the more dangerous and inefficient it can be. These heaters need to be cleaned and inspected yearly to maintain their incredibly high efficiency ratios. So whether the system’s old age is starting to play a role in your heating decisions, or it is one of the many problems we’ll be discussing below, a furnace replacement could be a good move for you and your family.
Don’t quite know yet? Give us a call! We’re the experts on furnaces in Plano, TX and we’ll talk in more detail about the signs you need to replace your heater below.
The Importance of an Efficient Heater
Here in Texas, we use our air conditioners much more than we do our furnaces. However, you’d be sorely mistaken if you thought that we didn’t use our heaters for a good few months of the year as well. It can get cold and dry here in Plano, and we can’t stress enough the importance of a well-maintained heating system.
Serious Signs of Furnace Replacement
- Age. This is the largest thing to consider when it comes to a furnace replacement. Furnaces don’t last forever. In fact, the best furnaces last anywhere from 10-15 years with annual maintenance and a minimal few repairs made. Beyond that point, there are no guarantees and you run the risk of some seriously expensive repairs.
- Increasing Energy Bills, Gas Bills, and Repairs. We lumped all of these into one category because they all mean the same thing—costing you more money. If your furnace that’s 15 years old is giving you headaches with rising fuel costs and increasingly expensive repairs, then it’s definitely time for a replacement.
- Inconsistent Temperatures. A furnace is supposed to heat a home equally and effectively. If you’re noticing that your bedroom is freezing cold but your living room is boiling, there could be something seriously wrong with your furnace or air ducts that requires a replacement. This is especially true if your furnace is old.
- Noisy Furnace. Does your furnace keep you up at night with banging and squealing noises? Believe it or not, no matter how long you’ve been hearing those sounds, they are not normal! Banging can indicate dirty burners which cause miniature explosions inside your furnace (yikes!) and a squealing noise could be a fan belt that’s about to go. A furnace is supposed to function quietly, and if the choice is between repairing your ancient, faulty furnace and replacing it with a new one, the latter choice could save you money.
If you’re experiencing any or all of these issues, do yourself a favor and consider replacing your old furnace. We can’t think of a better team to guide you through the process than ours.
Give Aire Texas Residential Services, Inc. a call for your furnace replacement. Doing it right the first time, every time!