There are a few disasters that every homeowner dreads. The furnace suddenly dying in the middle of winter is one of them—especially if young kids are in the house. Don’t let this happen to you. Schedule furnace maintenance annually, and watch out for the signs that it may be time to replace your furnace soon.
You have to schedule frequent repairs.
Does it feel like your HVAC technician is ringing your doorbell every month or so? If you see the technician so often that you know the names of his or her kids, then your furnace is definitely on its way out. Be proactive and call the HVAC company before your furnace breaks down again. A professional can give you expert guidance on purchasing the right furnace for your home.
Your utility bills have been steadily increasing.
Homeowners in northern climates learn to expect higher bills after a cold snap, but an older, unreliable furnace can leave you with unreasonably high utility costs. Sign up for an online account with your utility company, if you haven’t already done so. Use the online tools to track your heating expenses over the past couple of years and going forward. If they’re definitely on an upward trend and you have an older furnace, consider replacing it.
Your furnace is more than 15 years old.
Sometimes, it’s a smart idea to replace your furnace even if it isn’t showing signs of any problems. If your heating unit is more than 15 years old, there’s a good chance it will break down in the near-future. Plus, these older units are far less efficient than newer, Energy Star-rated furnaces. Your new furnace will eventually pay for itself in energy savings.
When it’s time to replace your furnace, Airrow Heating can help. They offer residential and commercial HVAC services in Newport, OR. You can call their office at (541) 265-8000.