Even the most efficient furnaces require regular maintenance and occasional fixes. However, the best-kept furnaces still have a finite lifespan and will fail at some point. There are a few telltale signals that it’s time to replace your furnace. These include outdated technology, the need for constant maintenance, and soaring energy costs. Hiring a certified technician to inspect your heating system each year is an excellent way to keep it operating with optimal efficiency and help you decide when to replace it.
Heating and cooling technology advances tremendously year after year. A furnace you installed 15 years ago isn’t nearly as energy-efficient as today’s modern systems. If your unit has already reached the 15-year mark, it’s highly recommended to replace it with a new model. You’ll not only notice improved indoor comfort, but your system will endure less wear and tear due to its cutting-edge technology.
At some point, most furnaces will encounter issues with their ignition system, blower motor, belt, thermocouple, flame sensor, or pilot control. However, these types of repairs should only occur once or twice throughout the lifespan of your heating system. If you’re spending money on furnace repairs every single heating season, then this may indicate it’s time to replace the unit.
Soaring Energy Bills
Your heating costs account for approximately 19% of your home’s annual energy bills. This only applies, however, to houses with energy-efficient furnaces that receive proper care and maintenance. Heating expenses that keep rising year after year are a sign that something is wrong. A certified technician can help you determine whether to replace the furnace to fix the problem.
Comfort Pro Inc. helps homeowners in Reading PA and surrounding areas with all of their heating and cooling needs. Not only do we provide furnace replacements, but we also offer furnace and AC repairs and maintenance, along with water heater installation, air quality testing, and commercial services. Contact Comfort Pro Inc. today to talk about replacing your furnace.