Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 11:00 am
The days are getting colder, and you need to make sure that you have a good heating system installed before winter fully hits. If your furnace isn't up to the task of keeping you warm throughout the next few months, it's important that you replace it now. You don't want to be surprised by having your furnace suddenly die on you in the middle of a cold day, after all. Let's take a look at some of the signs that you need to install a new furnace.
As a furnace ages, it accumulates a lot of wear and tear. The more wear and tear on the system, the more its efficiency will decline. As the efficiency of the furnace drops, it will be forced to operate for longer and longer periods of time in order to affect the same results. This will result in higher heating bills. If your bills are spiking from month-to-month, and you aren't actually using your system often enough to warrant it, it may be that you need to replace the furnace.
All heating systems need repairs every once in a while, no matter what condition they're in or how old they are. However, older furnaces are going to be much more prone to developing various problems. Old furnaces tend to have parts fail in groups, requiring much more extensive repairs more frequently than other systems. If you need to repair your furnace every few months, consider installing a new one.
A furnace is manufactured to last around 15 years, after which point it starts to develop a range of problems like those covered above. If your furnace is older than 15 years, you should talk to a professional about replacing it. You'll very likely save a lot of money in the long run.
American Heating & Cooling offers furnace installation services throughout Whitesburg, KY.