Determining Whether You Need a New Furnace
A furnace will typically last 10 to 15 years, but this will all depend on how properly it was taken care of. If proper maintenance by a licensed professional HVAC company is done, you will get a lot of life in your furnace. However, if your furnace is neglected, you may only make it to the 10-year mark, or you could even lose your furnace earlier.
The Unit Needs Constant Repair
Furnaces do break down from time to time, and that is completely normal. However, if you see that your furnace is needing constant repair, it is time for a replacement. You can spend far more on fixing your furnace than you expect. Getting a replacement will help you to have a fully functioning heater without having to worry that something else will go wrong with it.
You Hear Strange Noises
You should not hear any noises coming from your furnace. If you start to hear scraping, screeching, or thumping noises, you will want to consider a replacement. These noises are signs that things like the fan motor may be going bad. When you get into replacing these issues, it can get expensive. Replacing your unit will ensure that you will not hear any noises.
You Have a High Energy Bill
If you have a high energy bill but have not used your furnace any more than usual, this could indicate an issue with your furnace. After years of running, your furnace’s energy efficiency will go down. When the furnace has to work harder due to aging, it will call for an increased amount of power which in turn will increase your utility bills. When you replace your furnace, you will have the option to choose several different energy-efficient models. Keep in mind, the higher the SEER rating, the more efficient your furnace will be.
You Have Uneven Heat in Your Home
If you go into some rooms in your house and notice that they are not heating well, this could be an indication that you need a furnace replacement. When your furnace starts to age, it will start to have problems heating various rooms in your house. Due to age, a technician may not be able to fix what is wrong with it and may recommend that you get a replacement.
What to Look for in a New Heater
There are many options when it comes to purchasing a new heater. You will want to make sure that you take your time to figure out the best one for you. Some things you need to consider include:
- Price: You will want to determine how much you will want to spend on a new system. Speak with the HVAC company to determine how much you will need to have for your unit. The chances are that the company may be running a sale or offering special discounts on certain units.
- Size: You will need to ensure that you have the properly sized unit for your home. Working with a reputable HVAC company will help to ensure that you have the right size for your home.
- SEER rating: The higher the SEER rating, the more energy-efficient your furnace will be. Be sure to consider this when looking at a heater replacement.
- Timeframe: You will need to figure out when you want to do the heating and air conditioning replacement. This will all depend on your personal preferences and when you can get the HVAC company out to replace your system.
If you are considering replacing your heater, call Price’s Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning today. We proudly serve the Burlington, Gloucester, and Camden counties in NJ. You can reach us at 856-325-9719, or you can visit our website and contact us through our online form. On our website, you will find more information about us, information on past projects, reviews, and even coupons.