During the winter, we rely on our furnace to keep our home and our family warm. If you’ve been noticing that your heating system isn’t really doing the trick this year, you may be wondering if it’s time to replace the system or if it’s worth it to pay for a repair. If you’re wondering if it’s time to throw in the towel and invest in a new heating system, here are our HVAC expert’s top five signs it’s time for a new furnace.
Your Furnace Is Over Fifteen Years Old
Furnaces usually have a lifespan of about ten to fifteen years. If you’ve noticed that your furnace is experiencing more issues than normal, and it’s over fifteen years of age, it’s probably time to invest in a furnace upgrade that can adequately heat your home without issue for another fifteen years.
You’ve Noticed A Rise In Utility Bills
When a furnace begins to decline in efficiency, you’ll begin noticing a significant increase in your month-to-month energy bills. When a system is on its last legs, it begins using more and more power to simply heat your home, which it once was able to do with ease.
Your Furnace Is Often In Need Of Repair
As a furnace begins its decline in health and power, general wear and tear and overworking to keep up with your home’s heating demands will begin to take its toll and you’ll notice an ongoing need for extra repair and maintenance. Furnace repair is not always cheap, and often you’ll begin to notice that the cost of repair is not worth it anymore.
Your Furnace Isn’t Heating Your Home Consistently Anymore
Old furnaces are often inefficient and will usually struggle to continue to heat your home adequately as it once did. If you’re noticing that your home just isn’t keeping warm, or you’re noticing cool patches in your home that weren’t there before, it’s most likely because your furnace is struggling to keep your home warm, meaning it’s probably time for an upgrade.
Something Smells Or Sounds Off
When it comes to your furnace, trust your gut. You live with your system every day, and if you notice a peculiar sound or smell coming from your system, you’re probably not mistaken. If you notice something off such as loud banging or hissing sounds, or a pungent smell coming from your older system, it’s probably because your furnace is on its last legs and it’s time for a new one.
Delta Air Systems Ltd. has been proudly serving the HVAC needs of customers in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph regions for over 65 years. We strive to provide our clients with reliable service and cost-effective solutions.