Is it Time for a New Furnace?

Is it Time for a New Furnace?

If your furnace is 10-15 years old, it’s already reached its average lifespan.  If it’s even older and still working fine, consider yourself among the fortunate few.

But here’s the thing:  no matter how new or old it might be, it won’t last forever.  So, is this the time to replace it?  It might be if you’re noticing any of the following symptoms:

Gas & electric bills going Up?

Rising gas and electric prices are not the only reason for higher utility bills. Furnaces often lose their efficiency as they age, especially if they have not been properly maintained.

Any furnace repairs in the last 2 years?

Furnaces are like cars. As they age, you replace one part and yet soon there are more repair issues to deal with.  It doesn’t take long before you’re spending $500 or more just to keep the old furnace running.  But sooner or later, it’s just not worth it.

How’s your thermostat working?

Do you find some rooms are too cold while others seem too hot? Do you frequently adjust your thermostat to achieve greater comfort? These are potential signs of poor air distribution.

Is your furnace sounding off?

Older furnaces are known to make their presence not just felt, but heard, with loud noises like banging, popping, rattling, or squealing.  If the noises persist, you should have your furnace professionally inspected.

How’s everyone feeling?

As a furnace ages, it’s increasingly prone to developing cracks in the heat exchanger. That can potentially leak carbon monoxide into your home which won’t make its presence known until you’re already feeling ill effects like headaches, a burning feeling in the nose or eyes, nausea, disorientation, and more. If you’re experiencing these or other physical symptoms that you can’t logically explain, please call us so we can investigate the cause.

And now for the best reason of all to replace your furnace:  you simply want a reliable and uninterrupted source of lower-cost heat, all winter long.  Well, that’s exactly what Optimum Air can provide, along with ongoing system maintenance plus high-quality repairs down the road.

Contact us today for a free in-home consultation and new system proposal quote on exactly the right new furnace for your home and budget.