Thinking about a furnace replacement may not be at the top of your mind, but with winter right around the corner it should be something you’re considering so that you’re fully prepared for any and all cold temperatures that are in our future. And keep in mind that fall is really the best time of the year to get yourself and your furnace ready and prepared. So don’t hesitate to contact Vaughn Oil about your heating system today.
Regular and routine maintenance helps your home’s furnace system stay reliable, run at its peak efficiency and avoid any unnecessary breakdowns. However, that does not mean that your furnace will never need to be replaced, as that is just inevitable.
How to know if your furnace needs to be replaced
Hearing any unexpected noises from your furnace could be a telling sign that it’s time for a replacement. If there’s any screeching, knocking, rattling, grinding or whistling let us know.
The age of your furnace tells you whether or not it’s time to start thinking about a replacement. When your furnace hits about 10-years-old, you should really start to consider an upgrade, especially if there has been no regular maintenance, which, as mentioned before, helps furnaces last longer.
You will certainly want to consider a furnace upgrade if you’re thinking about selling your house. This will ensure your inspection will be problem free when it comes to the furnace and it will increase the value of your home.
If you’ve spent more than 50% of the cost of a new heating system on repairing your older current heating system it makes sense to consider a replacement instead of spending the cash on maintenance that ultimately isn’t helping in the long run.
As with most things, a furnace’s efficiency decreases over time. An older furnace may be operating at only 60%. That means that your home isn’t being heated at a high efficiency and it means that you’re paying a dollar for only 60 cents worth of heat. An upgraded system runs with an efficiency of 98%.