If you are finding that your furnace requires your constant attention, it may be time to consider whether replacement is necessary . Your current furnace may use more energy for heating than is necessary, or it could even be contributing to the presence of dust and other harmful particles in the air. You can get an idea of what your best option may be by taking note of these tips for determining whether you could need to upgrade your furnace.
A frequent need for repairs may be a sign of bigger issues
You should not have to bring in a repair technician to look at your furnace more than a few times a year. A need for a new filter or for maintenance once a year is normal, but if your furnace has issues that are related to each other that keep coming up, it may be wisest to seek out a new furnace.
The cost for the repairs also plays a part. If over the course of a year you paying over half of what your furnace is worth to keep it running well, you may very likely be better off getting a fresh start.
Keep in mind the age of your furnace
20-25 years is the expected lifespan of furnaces. If yours is approaching this age and still running well, you should be aware that often old furnaces run at a lower efficiency than you may perceive–sometimes at 75 percent or lower than what they are capable of. Getting a newer, more energy efficient furnace can make a noticeable difference in heating your home and keeping your costs down.
Noise concerns could point to simple or complex problems
There are a few reasons for why irritating noise may come from your furnace. Banging or squealing sounds could point to a mechanical issue. This could mean you need a new blower fan to replace a worn one, or there may be a mechanical issue in which some component inside of your furnace has loosened or become broken. Loud noises coming from your furnace are a sign that something may be ready to fail or has already. If your furnace is dated and needs costly repairs an upgrade may be the smartest and best choice.
Contact us at Flametech Heating to learn how we can help.