Has your furnace been struggling to make it through the winter? If so, you’ll be happy to know that spring is the best time to buy a new system. Here are some signs that you need a new furnace in your Neptune Beach, FL, home:
Like all appliances, furnaces have a service lifespan. The average lifespan of a furnace is 15 to 20 years, and if yours is this old, consider replacing it this spring. Replacing your heating system this spring could save you money; there’s less demand for them in the spring, so prices drop.
Frequent Need for Repairs
If your furnace breaks down frequently and you have it repaired but the problem keeps arising, consider replacing it this spring. Furnaces may break down once in a while, but if they do so too often, the cost of repairs may near or exceed the price of a new unit.
Old furnaces may cost you more in repairs since replacement equipment for these models is hard to find. Also, it may take longer to find those replacement parts. So call for a replacement in the spring, when your HVAC service company will be less busy.
If your furnace is unable to provide the heat you need, it’s time to consider replacing it. If you do so this spring, you may get a great deal since this is the season when manufacturers offer promotions.
Increased Energy Bills
Your furnace may lose its efficiency as it ages, especially if it’s not maintained properly. The result is a less efficient furnace that uses more energy as it struggles to provide the needed heating. If you haven’t installed any other electric or gas appliances in your home, yet the energy bills keep increasing, the culprit could be your furnace.
Consider replacing it this spring to get a better value for your money. During the off-season, your service technician can give more attention to your installation.
If your furnace produces unusual sounds such as rattling, buzzing or humming, you have a problem. It could originate from leaks, cracks or other structural issues, and it means you’ll need a new furnace soon.
For more information about heating solutions, contact Coastal Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc. Our team of professionals is here to help you with all your HVAC needs.
Image provided by iStock