Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?

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Winter is a busy season for us as we take numerous calls from people whose furnaces have failed. Many times, the problem can be connected to a lack of regular furnace service and maintenance. To keep your furnace working well and warming your home, it’s important to have schedule maintenance regularly. After maintenance, there are some symptoms you can watch for that may reveal that it’s time to have your furnace serviced or replaced before it breaks down at the worst possible time.

Furnace Age

The usual lifespan of furnaces can vary on a variety of factors, but it’s not a bad idea to start furnace shopping now if your furnace is 15 years or older. It’s best to have time to find the best-suited furnace for your home instead of having to replace your furnace in an emergency situation.

Increased Gas or Electric Bills

If your utility bills are climbing, but you haven’t increased usage, it’s more than likely time for a furnace service appointment or even a replacement. As they age, furnaces lose efficiency. This happens more quickly to furnaces that haven’t been well maintained. While you may think a new furnace will be pricey, think of the money you’ll save over the long term on your utility bills.

More Frequent Furnace Repairs

Furnaces break down most often during the last two years of their lifespan. If you are feeling like you’re doing repair after repair, start watching how much you’re spending. It’s likely that a new system may be more cost effective.

Strange Noises

Is your furnace making unusual noises? Many times, older furnaces start making strange noises when they need replaced. Also, be aware if your furnace is cycling on and off repeatedly or blowing cold air. These are definitely symptoms that it’s time to shop for a replacement.

A Dry or Dusty Home

If your home starts to feel drier or family members start struggling with allergy symptoms, an older furnace could be to blame. It may not filter air well, nor does it humidify the air. Other signs that your furnace isn’t filtering or humidifying air are cracking woodwork and static shocks.

If any of this sounds familiar, you may want to start shopping for a new furnace. Call Dynamic Comfort Solutions at 704-485-5506 and we can help you find the best system for your home. You can also set up an appointment with us online.

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