As temperatures start to lower, ensure that your furnace is in tip-top shape in order to keep you and your family warm this winter. Not only does it have to be properly maintenanced, but could it also be time to replace your furnace? My AC San Antonio breaks down some cues that can help you decide below.
Is your furnace 15 years or older?
The average lifespan of your furnace is 15 years and 20 years with good upkeep and maintenance. Although your furnace may be older and still “functioning”, it is worth looking into replacing your furnace while it is at the end of its lifespan. Replacing it with a newer more energy efficient model can actually end up saving you money on energy bills and maintenance costs.
Is your energy bill spiking? As well as the amount of necessary repairs?
Both your energy bill and the amount of repairs necessary increasing is a good indication that it is costing more to keep your old furnace than to replace it. Your unit may be working harder just to keep certain levels of comfort.
Is your furnace making unusual noises?
If your furnace is being loud or making rattling, popping, humming, or screeching sounds? These sounds could mean a number of things within your furnace. Solutions may range from a quick fix to getting your entire furnace replaced. Be sure to contact your local HVAC technician to receive a professional diagnosis. My AC San Antonio is just one call away (210) 303-1777!