- It’s been 15-20 years. If you’re not sure of the age, get the serial number on the label affixed to the unit and ask a professional to look it up. Although the age is relevant, some furnaces need replacing much sooner, while others could last more than a lifetime. The best way to know for sure is to ask the technician during your regular furnace maintenance appointments.
- It’s producing less heat and is not as efficient as it used to be. You can feel air blowing, but it’s not that warm, in fact it’s just air.
- You’re experiencing higher than normal energy bills, and it has increased drastically over the last 12 months. It could be your furnace is working twice as hard to push out the same amount of heat your normally have the thermostat set as. Don’t get burned by a bad furnace, it’s time for a new furnace with high-efficiency.
- You’re having to do frequent repairs. Sometimes things are worth fixing and sometimes it’s worth it to move onto something new that might actually end up saving you money over time. If you have a technician over doing repairs, ask them for their best recommendation on your options for repairing your existing unit or if you could benefit more from buying a new one.
Weigh all the factors together: age, performance, efficiency, and cost for repairs. If you feel that your furnace lacks in each aspect, it’s time to consider buying a new energy-efficient furnace. Inquire about your options with a professional heating and cooling company like Aire One. They can offer you the best prices on brand new high-efficiency HVAC units and furnace installations. Contact them today for more information!