It may seem like a daunting and expensive task, but replacing your furnace is something you’ll simply need to do when the time comes. In the midst of a cold Michigan winter, you’ll want to make sure you have a furnace that is working properly. Without heat, you and your family will freeze – along with your pipes.
5 Signs It’s Time for a New Furnace
Look for these five signs that may indicate it is time to get a new furnace.
Your Heating Bills are High
Your furnace gets less efficient the older it gets. If your heating bills have increased, it could mean that your furnace is working overtime to heat your home. Newer systems have efficiency ratings of 80-97% and don’t have old parts nor the dust and dirt built up from years of work.
Your Furnace is Older than 10 Years
As we stated before, older furnaces are less efficient. At 10 years and older, your furnace may experience more breakdowns and costlier ones at that. If your furnace is older than 10 years, it is starting to reach retirement age. You should start preparing for replacement.
Your Furnace Keeps Breaking Down
It may seem like a new furnace is costly but continuing to pay for multiple furnace repairs can be even more expensive. If your furnace keeps breaking down, that could be a sign it’s on its last leg.
Your Furnace is Making Noises
Some furnace noises are harmless, but others can indicate a bigger problem. While some might require a quick fix, others may demand your furnace be replaced. Even if the noise is harmless, we recommend you get it checked out. Even a harmless noise can turn into a big problem if you let it continue long enough.
Your Home Isn’t Heating Right
If it’s taking a long time for your home to get warm or your home is heating unevenly, it may be time to get a new furnace. When it isn’t heating your home the right way – or at all – it isn’t doing its job. And why pay all of that money to run and repair it when it doesn’t even work?
Charest Heating and Cooling Furnace Replacement
When it comes time for a new furnace, we recommend calling in the professionals. The technicians at Charest will find the right type of furnace and the right size for your home. They can advise you on the best option for your home heating needs and can provide consulting on the right furnace motor for your home. If you are in need of a new furnace or interested in learning more, give us a call today. We can answer your questions and provide furnace recommendations.