There are a number of factors that affect the amount spent on your energy bills, including the rising cost of fossil fuels. If you notice a steady increase in your heating costs over the past few years, then it may mean that you need a furnace replacement.
The parts of your furnace will gradually wear out over the years and when this happens, you may notice that your gas and electric bills have gone up. If there is a really sharp rise in your bills, then you should contact your HVAC professional to take a look at it.
If your furnace is wasting energy and not working as efficiently as it should, then the extra money you are putting into your utility bills could go towards the purchase of a new, more efficient one.
Energy Star recommends replacing your old inefficient furnace with one that has a high AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency).
To learn more about AFUE ratings, click here.
You will be familiar with the different noises your furnace makes. As a furnace gets older and starts to wear out it may begin to make some strange noises. If you start to hear unusual and unfamiliar sounds that you haven't heard before coming from your furnace, it's time to take notice. Call a professional to take a look at it if you hear any of the following before it becomes a serious issue:
In addition, if your blower is turning on and off all the time or if it is blowing cold air, then these also might be sure signs that you need a furnace replacement.
Discover the top 4 signs that you need a furnace replacement. These signs include your furnace's age (15 to 20 years old), it needs frequent repairs, it's less efficient, and it's making strange noises. If any of these symptoms are happening to your furnace, contact the HVAC professionals at Draft Control today. You can trust Draft Control to complete your furnace replacement, expertly, professionally and at a price you can afford.
The lifespan of most furnaces is somewhere between 15 and 20 years. Regular maintenance will help your furnace last longer. Do the following to keep your furnace at its best:
Change your filter regularly: If you have your filter set for "auto," then you should change its filter quarterly. If you have your fan set to run continuously, you should change your filter every 30 to 45 days.
Get regular maintenance done: Have your furnace serviced once a year before the cold weather begins. A qualified technician can calibrate the gas pressure on the gas valve and do a complete combustion analysis. this will help to improve its efficiency and safety and will help it to last longer.
Change your thermostat batteries: Every year you should change your thermostat's batteries. This is important as they can corrode and damage your thermostat if they are left in there too long.
Don't take chances with your furnace installation. Hiring a professional company like Draft Control will ensure that the installation is done in a timely manner and only needs to be done once, whereas hiring a person who doesn't have the proper experience can waste your time and money. You can trust Draft Control with your furnace replacement.
"The installation was fantastic, he didn't rush, left a clean job site and did everything in a timely manner. After testing everything out, he left me his business card and told me to call or text if I had anymore questions or issues. We were so impress with Draft Control, that in the spring we are having them replace our 20 year old air conditioner. If you are looking for an honest contractor that has competitive pricing that installs a very good brand, then definitely put Draft Controls Heating and Cooling on your short list. I'd also recommend him for servicing heating and cooling units."
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If your furnace requires frequent repairs, it could mean that it is time to replace it. Furnaces need the most repairs during the last two years of their life. Just like an old car, as a furnace gets older the repairs become more often and more expensive. There comes a point when you will need to decide whether or not it is worth the money to keep sinking into repairs. So if your furnace is constantly breaking down then it may be telling you that it's time you replaced it.
Take a look at the number and cost of the repairs you've had to make in the last two years. If you have had to do more than two repairs, or if the repairs have cost you more than 50% of the price of a new furnace, then it's probably time to buy a new one. To find out how much a new furnace would cost, click here.