Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?01/05/2016 When winter comes and we start getting calls about furnaces that aren't producing heat, a lot of them can be tracked back to a lack of regular furnace service and maintenance. If furnace concerns are not taken care of, your system could suddenly stop running and leave you and your family in the cold. However, there are some warning signs you can be on the lookout for to know when it's time for furnace service or replacement before your system stops running. Furnace Age The typical life expectancy of furnaces is between 12-17 years. If your furnace is 15 years or older it's a safe bet to start furnace shopping now. Selecting a new furnace isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself a bit of time to view and weigh all of your choices. Increased Gas or Electric Bills Furnaces lose efficiency as they age and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been appropriately maintained. Envision the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that could be spent on a new, more efficient system. More Frequent Furnace Repairs The last two years of a furnace's life are when your system ends up with the most breakdowns. Take a moment to add up the money you've been spending on furnace repair the prior two years - a new system could be a better option. Strange Noises Have you heard any odd sounds coming from your system? Furnaces start making odd noises around the end of their lifespan. If your furnace is switching on and off frequently or blowing cool air, it's time to consider getting your system replaced. A Dry or Dusty Home Older furnaces don't humidify or filter the air in your home all that well. Your home can start feeling stuffy and any family members with allergies might notice an uptick in their symptoms. Some other indicators are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these indicators sound like what you are experiencing with your furnace, it may be time to start looking into a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or furnace service that be best for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 614-871-4144 and talk with one of our professionals. Or, if it makes more sense for you, arrange an appointment with us online.