Before you go looking for a new furnace, it is always a good idea to have one of our heating technicians check out if it needs repaired or replaced.
There are a few telltale signs that your furnace might be on its last legs. The first is the unit’s age. Most furnaces last 16-20 years, so if your unit is reaching the end of its lifespan, it’s best to consider replacing it.
Other signs include:
- Frequent Repairs
- Rising Energy Bills (despite consistent usage)
- Uneven Heating
- Humidity Problems
- Unusual Noises (hums, buzzes, rattles and ticks)
- Dust (or other residue exiting the unit)
The main benefits of a new furnace include:
Energy Efficiency – Newer Energy Star-qualified furnaces are 15% more efficient than older units, saving money and the environment.
Improved Health – A new furnace means cleaner air. Older, dysfunctional units can emit dust, dirt, and even carbon monoxide, posing a health risk beyond just allergies and irritation.
Quieter Operation – New units are often quieter than older models.
Heat pumps are three times more efficient than traditional heating systems. They can provide year-round climate control for your home. Heating in winter and cooling in the summer. Contact us for a free, no-obligation assessment of your home to determine how your pocket book would benefit from investing in a heat pump.