It can cost around $5,000 to install a brand new high-efficiency furnace.
Not many people are likely to spend this kind of money unless it’s absolutely necessary. But, how do you know that it’s time to install a furnace that is new? When do you give up on your current unit and call an HVAC expert for their estimate?
Keep reading to learn about the telltale signs that you need a new one.
It Frequently Needs Repairs
One of the easiest ways to tell that you’re in need of a new home furnace is if you have your heating and furnace repair service on speed dial.
Anytime you call a repair person, you always need to weigh the options of whether it’s more cost-effective to repair or replace your unit. The price tag of a replacement can be hard to beat, but you need to keep track of every service that’s required to keep your unit running efficiently.
If you have to call your repairman out to your home more than once a season for an emergency repair, this quickly adds up over the years. Instead, you could replace the unit and not have to make those emergency calls for several years.
The Furnace Can’t Keep Your Home Warm
Struggling with rising energy bills because your furnace is constantly running? Wondering why even though your furnace runs 24/7 your house is still freezing?
If your current one can’t keep your home at your desired temperature, it’s probably time to replace the furnace.
Keep in mind that the colder it is outside, the harder it will be for your furnace to keep your home comfortable. Also, there are steps you can take to help, such as opening your blinds to allow for sunlight or properly insulating your home.
Your Furnace Is Old
The average lifespan for a furnace is between 15 and 20 years.
Many people don’t keep track of how old their appliances are, but it’s an important thing to keep track of. If you’re unsure of how old your furnace is, you can look up your particular unit model to get an idea of its age.
While your specific unit can last longer or shorter than this time span, keep in mind the average lifespan when it comes to repairs. For example, if your unit is 15 years old and a major repair is needed, it might make more sense to simply replace the unit.
Is It Time for Consider with New one?
If your current furnace suffers from any of the above issues, it’s time to consider to replace with new one.
Don’t hesitate to consider a new, affordable furnace if you’re current one is frequently needing costly repairs. You may also need it if you’re family is constantly cold despite putting your thermostat at the desired temperature. Finally, if your furnace is over 15 years old, it’s normal for your unit to have reached the end of its efficient life.
Wondering what other appliances in your home may be at the end of their lifespan? Head to the Appliances section of this site to learn more about all the different aspects of your home.