Do you know how old your furnace is? No, really—take a guess. Most people will say between 7 and 8 years old, when in actuality your furnace is probably closer to 10 or 12 years old. The average life span of a furnace is 15 to 20 years depending on how well it is maintained. If you are unsure how old your furnace is, call Mountain Air today and give us the serial number from the back of your furnace—we can tell you how old it is! Call us today at 801-416-2215. We can repair your current furnace or install a new one if needed.
Signs That You Need a New Furnace
It is important to know what to look for when deciding if it is time to replace your home’s furnace. Here are a few things to consider:
How old is your furnace? The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. If your furnace is close to this age or older, you may want to start doing your research and shopping around Uintah for a new one. It is a much better idea to replace your furnace as a planned home improvement project rather than an impulse, panic buy when your furnace breaks down. If you are not sure how old your furnace is, call us—we can help you figure it out!
Are your gas and electric bills getting higher? We know that gas prices in Uintah have gone up, but your increase may be due to lack of efficiency from your furnace. With age, furnaces lose their efficiency, especially if they have not been maintained properly. Your furnace may be running longer and working harder to provide the same amount of heat.
Have you had any furnace repairs in the last two years? Furnaces require the most repairs during their last two years of life. If you find yourself having to make costly repairs, it may be time to replace your furnace.
Does your furnace make weird noises? Old furnaces start to make strange noises as they near the last leg of their life. If you have heard any popping, rattling, or squealing noises coming from your furnace, it may be a sign you need to replace your heating system.
Do you feel that some rooms in your Uintah home are warmer or colder than others? If you constantly have to change your thermostat to try and compensate for a faulty furnace, it may be time for a replacement. Older furnaces are unable to distribute air throughout your entire home.
Tax Rebates on High Efficiency Furnace Replacements
If you have an older furnace with an AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) of approximately 60 percent, you could save up to 40 percent on your heating bills by replacing it with a new high efficiency furnace. Your furnace will pay for itself over time with lower utility bills.
If you are experiencing any of the problems above, contact Mountain Air today at 801-416-2215. We would be happy to give you a free estimate for furnace replacement in Uintah, Utah.