Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?
While your efficient home heating system may last years beyond its estimated lifespan, nothing mechanical lasts forever. A regularly maintained HVAC system is not something you should neglect or overlook. Furnace heating is one of the most reliable methods for keeping your home comfortable and warm – especially during cold, snowy, and wet Massachusetts winters.
Benefits of an Efficient Home Heating System
Furnaces require regular maintenance and service to operate efficiently and provide the necessary comfort and warmth during winter. Plus, this ensures that you enjoy the following benefits:
- Extended lifespan (average is 20 years)
- Fewer repair issues
- Greater comfort
- Improved indoor air quality
- Increased safety with gas-powered furnaces
- Maximized efficiency
- Reduced monthly utility bills (up to 20% savings annually)
Ironically, when it comes to an understanding of the importance of regularly scheduled furnace repair, many homeowners overlook the benefits listed above. Unfortunately, today’s homeowner is more concerned with finding the time and money to pay for regular furnace maintenance and service. At KCR, Inc., we view furnace maintenance and repair as an investment in home comfort and safety.
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Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?
It is always advisable to have an experienced and highly knowledgeable furnace repair technician inspect and evaluate your mechanism to determine whether it is time to replace your existing unit. Consequently, we feel it’s essential that homeowners know the red flags or warning signs that indicate when a replacement may be necessary. Here are the six primary signals that you should be mindful of:
Your existing furnace is over three years old.
While most furnaces’ average lifespan ranges from 16 to 20 years, some warning signs may become apparent after 12. Even though it may last several more years, this is when you want to start keeping an eye on the unit and watching for those tell-tale signs.
Monthly utility bills keep increasing.
If there haven’t been any changes made in your home or your thermostat and your neighbors are not complaining about their monthly utility bills, the problem may be your furnace. Sometimes a minor furnace repair and service may be all you need. However, if the issue is severe and the repair will be too costly, it may be time to replace your furnace.
Repairs are becoming costlier and more frequent.
Statistics have shown a greater frequency of furnace repair service calls during a furnace’s last two years compared to the rest of its lifespan. So if you are spending increasingly more money every time a service technician comes out to make repairs on your existing unit, investing in a new, energy-efficient furnace is probably going to be your most cost-effective option.
Strange noises are emanating from your furnace.
When furnaces start making strange noises, this is a good indication that it has reached the end of its lifespan. Banging, rattling, and squealing are all indicators of a failing furnace, and that it is time to call commercial heating experts to inspect the unit.
The air in your home is too dry.
The older a furnace gets, the more it becomes incapable of cleaning the air inside your home. When this happens, the air becomes drier and dustier. If your family members are suffering from allergies, or they are complaining about chapped, cracked, or dry skin, it’s time to consider investing in a new furnace.
You frequently reset your thermostat.
If you can’t find your thermostat’s sweet spot, that usually indicates your furnace is beginning to fail. For instance, if heated air isn’t circulating correctly, some rooms may be colder or warmer than others. If this scenario sounds familiar, you may be a candidate for an energy-efficient upgrade. Honeywell’s TrueHome comfort solutions are a great way to take control of your home comfort.
The Home Comfort Experts
Your residential furnace repair should work around you and your family’s schedule. For nearly 50 years, KCR has provided residences and businesses with peace of mind and temperature control. We’re proud to serve our customers with efficiency and flexibility in managing your efficient home heating system.