Next to the home itself, a heating and air conditioning system is the most used and most valuable resource for most homeowners, so it’s important to make wise investments. Furnaces typically have an average lifespan of 15 years. With proper care, you may even get a few more. Regularly scheduled maintenance keeps your furnace running at its best and allows the technician to catch any issues before they become major problems requiring a premature furnace replacement.
Since no furnace lasts forever, what signs indicate it may be time for a new furnace installation?
If you notice any of the following, call Merts Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable Comfort Specialists to discuss your furnace replacement.
The first consideration is the age of your furnace. It’s better to be proactive when it comes to the number of years your furnace may have left. While your furnace may still run, a newer model will be more efficient, which will recoup your investment in saved energy costs.
Are you spending excessive amounts on repairs? If you’re frequently calling for service on your current furnace, it’s probably time to consider a furnace replacement
You hear unusual or loud sounds coming from your furnace. While humming or soft sounds may be normal, clanging, banging or popping are not.
Excessive dirt or soot around your furnace or inside the burners indicate a problem that should be addressed.
You notice uneven heat or cold spots in areas of your home. An efficient heating system should provide evenly distributed warmth.
Have your energy costs risen excessively? That’s a strong indication that your furnace isn’t running as efficiently as it could.
Strange smells coming from your furnace should be checked out to ensure there are no cracks or leaks.
Merts Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving the Steger, Illinois area for over 70 years. We have the expertise to assess your current heating system and help you choose the perfect option for your new furnace installation.