The new year is officially here, and with the arrival of 2017, you may want to consider whether it is time to have your furnace replaced. Replacing your furnace now could save you a great deal of trouble down the road should your furnace suddenly decide to stop working. However, many homeowners are unsure how they will know when they are in need of new furnace installation. Here are a few of the ways you can tell that you may need a new furnace for your home.
Your Bills Are Rising
One way in which you can tell that it is time to replace your furnace is if your utility bills have suddenly skyrocketed compared to previous winters. While you will see a rise in your utility bills during the winter due to an increased use of your furnace, this increase should not be noticeably greater than previous years. If the cost of heating your home suddenly rises, then your furnace is likely having to work much harder than it used to in order to heat your home, and will need replacing soon.
Insufficient Heat in Your Home
Any easy way to tell that your furnace needs replacing is if it no longer keeps you and your family comfortable. Your furnace is meant to provide even, steady, heat throughout your home. If it suddenly seems as if you can’t keep warm no matter how high you turn your furnace, or you have cold areas throughout your home, then your furnace is likely on its way out and will need replacing.
Your Furnace is Aging
You may also want to consider replacing your furnace preemptively if it is aging. On average, furnaces last 10-15 years. This means that if your furnace is nearing 15 years old, you may want to consider having it replaced sooner rather than later so that you are not left without a way to keep warm this winter. Contact us to learn more about how you can tell when your furnace needs replacing, and if you should consider doing so this winter.