How long have you had the furnace that is currently heating your home? Would you know if it was time to get it replaced, or at least checked out? Most people don’t, so read on to learn more about when is the right time to get a furnace replacement, and some signs that might signal this time to you.
Signs That You Need a Furnace Replacement
Below are some of the key indicators to look out for. If you can check off one or more of the following, then you should have a professional stop by to assess the state of the furnace.
- If the system is over a decade old, and DEFINITELY over 15 years old
- If it needs a lot of repairs, particularly lately
- If you’ve noticed a rise in the cost of your energy bills
- If some parts of your house are hotter, or colder, than they should be
- If there is an issue with humidity within the house
- If there is a lot of dust
- And finally, If the system makes a lot of noise more often than not.
So, what do you do next if you’ve ticked off some of the above boxes? You have to find a qualified electrician in order to get the best job done for your furnace replacement. At the very least, have someone come out to look into things and let you know for sure if it’s a problem that can be fixed, or if you need a new furnace entirely. Many will offer a free estimate, so you can have a professional assess the situation without paying a dime.
After that, it’s up to you. The responsible homeowner thing to do would be to then contract an electrician you trust to take care of the job. He or she (and their team, if necessary) will take care of the replacement before any time at all. You may balk at the cost, but this is a crucial piece of your home’s functionality, and with a new model, you’ll see a big difference in your house and in the resulting bills.
To learn more about the ins and outs of a furnace replacement, get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling. You can talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.
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