When the cold weather hits and you turn on your heating system for the first time, your furnace might be telling you it’s time for a new system. Loud noises, uneven heating and high energy bills are all telltale signs you need a new furnace. However, there are indications you need a furnace upgrade without even turning the system on.
Age of Furnace
Heating systems should last about 15 years but that can vary based on the quality of system, installation and maintenance. If your system is over a decade old and not providing total home comfort, it’s time to start shopping for a new furnace. It’s better to proactively replace a furnace than wait for it to break down in the middle of winter.
As furnaces age, they will usually require more repairs as components wear out and need to be replaced. At a certain point, it makes more financial sense to just upgrade the whole system to a more efficient model than keep paying for constant repairs. Take a look at the service history of your furnace and count how many times you needed to call for heating repair. If it’s been more than once every few years, it’s a good sign that it may be time to have it replaced with a new energy efficient model that has plenty of warranty coverage.
Visible Signs of Rust
When was the last time you went into your mechanical room and took a look at your furnace? Take a minute before the fall weather arrives to assess the outside of your furnace and look specifically for rust on and around the system. If you spot any rust, it could be an indication of internal corrosion and should be a cause for concern.
|Benefits of Upgrading to a New Furnace
When you upgrade to a new furnace, you’ll likely notice an immediate increase in your home comfort and a decrease in monthly energy bills. You’ll also have peace of mind that a new system will keep your home and family warm all winter long and you’re backed by a manufacturer’s warranty.
Delta Air Systems offers free, in-home estimates for new furnaces.
If you’re interested in scheduling your appointment, contact us to arrange a convenient time for a sales representative to assess your current system and prepare an estimate for an upgraded unit.
Delta Air Systems has been providing quality AC service to the Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph and Cambridge areas for over 50 years. We have the experience and expertise to help keep your home comfortable season after season.