As the nights become cooler and you are ready to switch into heat mode, your furnace becomes a vital component in keeping you warm and comfortable. However, like any appliance, furnaces have a lifespan and eventually need to be replaced. How can you recognize the signs that your furnace is ready to retire? In this blog post, we'll discuss the key indicators!
Age of the Furnace: The age of your furnace is one of the primary factors in furnace replacement. Furnaces have a lifespan of between 15 to 20 years. We have seen 20+ years on well maintained systems! If your furnace has surpassed this age range, it's a good idea to get a quote on replacement BEFORE sinking money into failing parts. *If you are worried about high up-front costs, take advantage of Mass Saves Heat Loan for low monthly payments and 0% interest!
Rising Energy Bills: Have you noticed a rise in bills? Older furnaces are often less efficient, and on top of that, they lose efficiency over time. They have to work harder and consume more energy to maintain the desired temperature. If you've ruled out other causes for high energy bills, such as poor insulation, it might be time to replace your furnace with a more energy-efficient model.
Frequent Repairs: If you find yourself calling Dodge Cooling and Heating for furnace repairs every winter, it could be a sign that your system is on its last legs. As a furnace nears the end of its lifespan, parts will wear out and break down more frequently. Instead of pouring money into repairs, roll that money into the investment of a new, energy efficient, reliable furnace. *Have we mentioned Mass Saves Heat Loan for low monthly payments and 0% interest?
Strange Noises: While no furnace operates in complete silence, unusual or loud noises coming from your furnace are cause for concern. Banging, rattling, or screeching sounds indicate worn-out or damaged parts. If these sounds persist despite having annual maintenance and repairs, it's time to think about a replacement. (Ask us about Mass Saves Heat Loan for low monthly payments and 0% interest!)
Safety Concerns: A major safety concern for an old furnace are leaks which can pump carbon monoxide into your home. If you notice a yellow or flickering burner flame instead of a steady blue one, or if you detect a strong gas odor, shut down your furnace immediately and call Dodge Cooling and Heating.
Dodge Cooling and Heating can help you make an informed decision about the best course of action for your aging furnace. By staying vigilant and proactive, you can ensure that you're prepared for the colder months with a reliable and efficient furnace.
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