You’ve heard the clanging, banging, telltale death throes of your furnace for weeks; is it finally time to put the old thing out of its misery with furnace replacement?
With winter fast approaching, many homeowners are faced with challenging decisions to make about their home heating solutions, and the choice of furnace replacement ranks highly among them. As an unpopular decision, homeowners sometimes try to avoid such a big expense before the holidays by pouring money into their existing system that could be a lost cause anyway. And you definitely don’t want to have an emergency repair and installation on your hands halfway through the season.
Here are some ways to determine whether you need to bite the bullet and get a new furnace installation:
1. Old Age
Most heating systems are designed to last for years, but even the best furnaces inevitably break down from natural wear and tear. Typically, old age for a furnace is between 15-25 years. After this, there comes a point in time when you have to let your heating unit go live on the big furnace farm in the sky.
2. Spiked Energy Bills
If you notice a sudden increase in utility costs, your furnace might be the culprit. If this is a one-time offense, it could still be a manageable repair. But if the problem persists, it might be time to invest in a newer, more energy-efficient furnace model. Not only will this reduce your energy costs, but it will also reduce the impact of your carbon footprint.
3. Inconsistent Heat
One of the trademarks of an older, inefficient furnace is uneven temperature distribution. If you notice your home is cooler in some rooms and warmer in others, your furnace could be struggling with the task of managing the size and scope of your heating needs.
For more information about furnace replacement, contact the pros at Cooper Mechanical by calling 843-626-3689.