How do you know if your furnace needs replacement?

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Have you had your furnace repaired several times? Are you tired of throwing money into repairs every year? When the cold weather hits, you need to have an HVAC system that is reliable and ready to keep you comfortable during every cold day. So, if you have repaired the unit over and over again, it may be time to think about replacing it this year. Buying a new furnace is a big investment for your home and you should weigh the decision carefully. Here are some helpful tips that will help you know if your system needs replacing.

  1. What kind of sounds is it making?

Is your furnace making horrendous sounds at all hours of the day and night? Loud noises that are coming from the unit usually mean something is wrong –maybe it’s broken, needs something replaced, or it’s at the end of its life. New furnaces that are manufactured today are incredibly quiet. Sometimes, they are so quiet that you won’t even know that it’s running! If your unit has been repaired often and it’s still making bad sounds, you should get it looked at right away.

  1. How old is it?

Do you know how old your furnace system is? Unfortunately, they won’t last forever, especially when they are used consistently, year after year. Quality furnace systems can last 10 to 15 years or more, but if you have called repair technicians out year after year for repairs, you should think about replacing it with a new system that is energy efficient and affordable.

  1. How much is your energy bill each month?
    It’s getting dark earlier and the nights are getting cold! If you have started turning on your heater to warm your home at night and have seen an increase in your energy bill, it’s likely that your system has become inefficient and is draining your pocket through wasted energy. Rising utility bills should always be an indicator that your furnace may not be functioning at its peak and you should consider replacing it.

Our team at Hybrid Heating & Air Conditioning is well-versed in a variety of high quality furnaces that will work well for your home. We’re glad to take a look at your space and let you know if we think just a simple repair is all you need or if a complete system replacement is necessary. We won’t try to pressure you to buy an expensive model that isn’t right for your home. Instead, we have your best interest in mind and will help you find a new unit that fits your budget, while also pointing out any rebates or other tax incentives that can help you save additional money. We’re proud of our team’s commitment to customer service. Contact us today for more information!

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2 Responses

  1. This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that a furnace that needs frequent repairs should be replaced. My furnace is around eighteen years old now, and it has pretty frequent breakdowns. I don’t want to have to keep paying for repairs when I’m going to need to replace it soon anyway, so I’ll definitely look into having a new one installed. Thanks for the great post!

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