It’s getting chilly outside! Are you and your family ready for winter? You’ll want to get your home all prepared so you can rest assured that everything will work again for you next spring.
One of the most important things to consider when winter is coming is your heating system. Is your furnace ready for winter? Is it in good shape and prepared to run well for you all winter long?
If you’re not sure, it’s always a good idea to get it looked at. There are a few other things to take into consideration, too. If these things are true of your furnace or heating system, then it may be time to get a new heating unit.
Your Furnace is Old
If your furnace is over 15 years old, you may want to consider replacing it. Some of them will run for years beyond that, but many will start having problems or working less efficiently at about the 15-year mark. If you want to make sure that your old furnace won’t have trouble heating your home this winter, the best thing you can do is replace it.
You Spend a Lot Keeping It Running
If you have to spend a lot of money every year just to keep your furnace going, then it might be time to consider a new one. Sure, a furnace is a significant investment, but over time you may find that you actually spend more on repairs than you would on a brand new unit. Besides, you often can’t use your furnace while you’re waiting for it to be repaired, so you end up uncomfortable, too.
Your Home Isn’t Warm
If you run your furnace all the time but your house is still colder than you would like it to be, then it might be time to think about a new furnace. When heating units get old, they often stop working as well. It may be the case that your furnace simply cannot heat your home the way it used it. When this happens, you can do all of the work possible on it but the best option is still getting a new one.
Your Heating Bill is Going Up
Are you paying more in heating costs than you used to? Chances are, your furnace isn’t working as efficiently as it used to. There are a few things we can check to make sure it is running as efficiently as possible, but it will just lose efficiency as it gets older. This means that you may pay more and more for heating until you replace it.
If it’s time for a new heater or you’d like us to evaluate yours and let you know what we think, call Service First Pros today. We’ll send out an expert HVAC technician to examine your heater and give you an honest opinion. And if it’s time to replace it, we’ll help you choose the right one, then install it to your satisfaction.