Fall is almost here, and with it begs the question: “Is it time to replace my furnace?” A furnace replacement may be in the near future depending on a number of reasons. Keep your home cold weather ready by discovering which factors you need to consider when debating if a furnace replacement is in order for your household.
How old is your furnace? Some furnaces haven’t been replaced since the home was originally built, so that can help you reference the age of the unit. According to the International Association of Home Inspectors (NACHI), a furnace’s lifespan can range anywhere from 15 to 25 years. After the twentieth year of life, we highly recommend considering a furnace replacement.
Climate can be another factor to consider when debating a furnace replacement. In hot, southern states, furnaces may last longer due to decreased furnace use. However, the saltier air provided by coastal climates (such as those we come across in the Pacific Northwest), can make appliances, (such as a furnace), much more susceptible to corrosion. Furthermore, extreme weather climates in general can shorten the lifespan of a furnace over time. Contact us today to determine how many more years your HVAC equipment has left.
Older furnaces are prone to making stranger sounds. Does your furnace produce banging, popping, or rattling noises? Some noises are more alarming than others. Find out what your furnace is trying to tell you by reading our blog on HVAC sounds. Some sounds may be more worrisome than you think!
Did you notice a sudden spike in energy expenses recently? It may be your furnace’s way of getting your attention. Over time, the efficiency of furnaces can drastically be reduced. At Bob’s Heating, we carry trusted Bryant gas furnaces that come with a combination of comfort features and high energy efficiency. They really don’t make them like they used to, and with technological advances, Bryant furnaces are designed to make your life easier and your energy bill smaller.
How often has your furnace undergone repairs? Furnaces can be similar to cars, meaning just as you replace one part, you may be in need of replacing another. If your furnace has been repaired one too many times, it may be an indication that it is on its way out. To assess the condition of your furnace, schedule an all-encompassing annual furnace tune-up. Call us at (800)840-3346 to discuss your furnace replacement options.
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Having your furnace inspected and cleaned by a professional will ensure that your system is running smoothly and safely this fall. Bob’s Heating offers annual maintenance plans and Trust Certified technicians who will diagnose any problem or system failure. We also perform preventative maintenance to ensure your furnace is operating at peak efficiency. Call us at (800)840-3346 or contact us online to get a jump on your next furnace replacement and to partake in our Pre-Season Furnace Sale before it ends!