Do you have a furnace in your home? If so, do you know what shape it is in? Is it time to replace it? There are a few signs to look for that will tell you if it is time to replace your furnace with a brand new one. How old is your furnace? If it is over twenty (20) years old, it is most likely time to replace it. If you have maintained it over the years, it may still have some life left in it. If your furnace is constantly breaking down and you are forking out money regularly to fix it, you should probably look into replacing it. Keeping the same furnace that is costing you money will never help you save money. The most common residential furnace can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $14,000. How much are you spending on repairs and how long until you reach the point of practically paying for a new one while still fixing the old one?
Are your energy bills increasing? Ouch! Getting those bills in the mail and seeing a number far different than what you expected can really hurt the bank account. Your furnace is probably becoming less and less efficient if your bills keep increasing but you are not changing the way you do anything in your home. Tip: Is your home well insulated? Having the proper insulation can help with your electric bills!
How is the humidity level in your home? If it is too high or too low, your furnace may be to blame! The humidity levels in your home can contribute to a few symptoms that may come across as the common cold or the flu, but it may just be your indoor air. Be aware of that! Is your furnace noisy? It is not uncommon to have a noisy furnace, but the sound should not change with time or grow increasingly louder. Lastly, if you are experiencing uneven heating in your home or if your furnace is taking a little too long to heat up compared to the regular amount of time, you might just need to replace it. Call your local HVAC Company to come out and check out the ductwork as well. You never know what they will find!
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