When Should I Replace My Furnace?

Posted On: October 19, 2015

Having a furnace that does a great job of heating your home is essential for staying warm during the cool days of autumn and the freezing cold weeks of a Utah winter. Unfortunately, furnaces do not last forever and sometimes it’s difficult to know when you should replace your old furnace with a new, energy-efficient one from Mountain Air Conditioning & Heating. Here is a closer look at some of the warning signs that indicate it’s time for a newer model.

Age of Your Heating Unit

Every furnace has a limited life span. Its parts inevitably wear down due to heavy use during the heating season. As the wear accumulates over time, the furnace will ultimately reach a point where it can no longer heat your home efficiently. If your furnace is giving you problems and is more than 15 years old, it’s a good idea to simply go ahead and get a new model. This will almost certainly be more cost effective in the long run than making frequent furnace repairs to an older unit.

Rising Costs of Utility Bills

Are your heating bills increasing even though your heating needs are exactly the same as they have been in the past? This is an indication that the furnace is no longer able to warm your home efficiently. When this occurs, the unit must work harder to heat the home, which requires more energy. As a result, your heating bills start to rise. Replacing the furnace with a newer model, however, will bring your energy costs back under control.

Frequent Repairs

If your furnace needs repairs on a regular basis despite being well-maintained, replacing the unit could be a better option than having to make constant repairs. Once the new unit is installed, you will have peace of mind knowing that the furnace is unlikely to fail at an inconvenient time. Of course, you will save a significant amount of money on repairs bills as well.

Energy Efficiency

Newer furnaces are more energy-efficient than older models as a rule. When a unit with greater efficiency is installed, you will see those high-energy costs begin to come down. Because of your lower monthly heating costs, the new model will pay for itself over time.

It’s not easy to determine the right time to replace your furnace. By following these tips, however, you should have a better idea regarding when a replacement unit is necessary. If you believe that it might be time for a new furnace in your home, contact the heating experts at Mountain Air today! We offer free estimates on all new installation projects.