When you start having frequent trouble with your furnace, you have a decision to make: repair or replace? Certain warning signs are more worrisome than others, and in those instances you may need a new furnace. Let’s take a closer look:
- Your furnace is more than 20 years old– A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders and Bank of America discovered that most furnaces don’t last much longer than this. Figure out how old your furnace is (check your equipment for an ID plate) when considering whether it’s time for a replacement. But keep in mind that your system may very well last beyond the average.
- Your utility costs are on the rise– Don’t be so quick to chalk up higher-than-normal bills to rising gas and electric prices. An inefficient furnace will also cause an increase in your invoices. That’s because it will have to work harder and longer to maintain a comfortable temperature.
- Your safety is at risk– Most importantly, you need a new furnace if your current one poses a threat to your family’s safety and well-being. HouseLogic explains: “For example, if your furnace has a cracked heat exchanger—the metal wall between the burning fuel and the air it’s heating—poisonous carbon monoxide gas could work its way into the household air supply, something you don’t want to risk.”
Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing specializes in heating and furnace replacement systems. If you’ve decided it’s time to invest in new equipment, give us a call today at (317) 434-2627. We offer the brands you love and trust, like Carrier, Trane, Lennox and American Standard.