Furnace Replacement: When to Know When It Is Time

Is It Time for a Furnace Replacement?

If you are reading this article, something has happened in your home to make you question whether your furnace can continue to handle the job of keeping the family warm. As a wise homeowner, you are gathering information to answer the question, “Was this a serious problem, or do I have time?”

Honestly, each home, each furnace system, and each budget are different, so there is no one-size-fits-all answer that will decide for you. However, we can provide enough general information that will lead a homeowner to get the specific information needed to ensure a wise decision. Here are the top 4 Furnace Replacement considerations that will catalyze further exploration.

Changes in Your Home That Can Cause You to Research a Furnace Replacement

When your present system was installed, a technician made some careful calculations and determined the correct “size” system to heat and cool a given space. If an addition was added or remodeling took place, changing the floor plan of the original structure can necessitate a change in the HVAC system. When the garage becomes a spare bedroom, the existing system was not designed to condition that space, and it may be inadequate for the task.

The Age of the Furnace

The average length of useful life for air conditioners is 15 to 20 years, and the average length of useful life for furnaces is 20 to 25 years. Many homeowners have no idea how old their HVAC system is, so that is the first place to start. If records or memory are lacking, find the make and model number on a major component and do an internet search. This gives you the manufacture date, not the installation date, but it is a start.

What goes on at 15 to 25 years that typically ends HVAC usefulness?

Completing regular maintenance can extend the useful life of these parts, but eventually, they will wear out.

Frequent Repairs

The wear and tear mentioned above results in brief interruptions of service, requiring a visit from a repair technician; this is not unusual. However, there are a couple of details that make helpful reminders.

Rising Utility Bills

This is a little more difficult to determine, so don’t panic. As the furnace ages, it loses efficiency, but it might not be a problem yet. After all, energy prices are rising across the board, so a higher energy bill is a given. Since the utility bills are going to be higher each year, do a little research and discover whether the system is using substantially more energy than in years past.

Newer systems achieve much greater energy efficiency than old systems, so arm yourself with information that will help you determine whether a furnace replacement is worthwhile.

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