With winter in the near future it’s a great time to evaluate your current system and figure out if it’s time for an upgrade. Of course you can just wait until it stops working but planning ahead can give you time to explore and compare your options as well as ensure you won’t have to go without heat. Here’s 5 signs it may be time to consider changing out your hold system.
-Age: Most systems typically last somewhere around 20 years if your units 15 years or older it may be time to start exploring new systems.
-Electric Bill: Furnace efficiency can decline as the unit ages and is not running a full capacity. If you start to notice a rise in electric for no reason that could be the culprit.
-Running Continually: A unit that turns on and off continuously may be too large for your home or in need of repair.
Multiple Repairs: Frequent, costly repairs are typically a sign of more to come. Once multiple parts and components start failing others will start to as well. If you’re facing a repair bill of $500 or more, and the unit is more than 12 years old, it may be time to consider upgrading to a new unit.
Air-quality issues: If you’re finding excessive amounts of dust or soot or rust particles these are signs that your furnace has lost its ability to effectively clean and humidify the air in your home.