With winter tiptoeing nearer, now is the time to assess your heating situation. If you have an older furnace, it is important to determine whether or not you should consider replacing it now before the Wisconsin winter is in full force. The last thing you want, or need, is a furnace to fail in the middle of January or February. Here are four signs that may be telling you it is time to invest in a new furnace.
Last Year’s Heating Bills Were Higher
Did you notice an increase in your heating bills last year? Energy costs can go up, but another reason heating bills rise is a poorly functioning furnace. Older furnaces need to work harder; consuming more energy.
Repairs Are More Frequent
If you have needed repairs on your furnace more frequently to replace worn out components or fix other issues, your furnace may be nearing the end of its lifespan. There comes a point where it is wiser to put money into a new furnace versus paying for another repair.
Noticeable Difference in Performance
When furnaces near the end of their lifespan, their performance wanes. You may notice fluctuations in temperature in your home. Your furnace may be much noisier and emit more soot or dust from the vents. Changes in performance, especially when maintenance has been performed, is a warning sign it may be time to replace your furnace.
Your Furnace is Over 15 Years Old
Once you have passed the 15-year mark with a furnace, you need to be aware time is running out. If your furnace is near or past the 15-year mark, be aware of changes in your heating and repair bills, as well as performance issues – it may be time to replace your furnace.
At Sure-Fire, we have decades of experience helping our customers with their heating and cooling needs. If you need a new furnace, contact our team and schedule a consultation before winter arrives. We have many furnace options available at competitive prices. Call today to discuss investing in a new, energy efficient furnace for your home.