If it looks like it is time for a new furnace, then you do not want to cut any corners. A furnace is a substantial investment, and it will last you from anywhere to 15-25 years. Considering this, you want to take time when it comes to getting a replacement and plan as much as the process as you can before it becomes an emergency. If you think that it may be time to get a replacement furnace, then you should consider the following three things before jumping in and making your purchase!
Monitor Your Current Furnace
You do not want to end up accidentally replacing your furnace before you need to. Your current investment may have many years left on it, considering that furnaces have lifespans of 15-25 years. If your furnace has just reached 15 years, then it may need replacing but it also could be doing just fine and could be doing fine for another decade. Age is a factor, however, and the older your furnace is, the higher the likelihood it does need replacing. You should start monitoring your furnace around 12 years into its life.
Another thing that you need to keep an eye on is your utility bill. If there is an increase in the bill, but there has been no increased usage then your system could be failing. Also, if your house is not being appropriately heated, if it is taking too long to heat up, or any funny noises are coming from the furnace, you could be in need of a new one.
Act Before Temperatures Drop
You do not want to wait until your furnace breaks to get it replaced. You will know that it has come time to replace your furnace, and the last thing you want to do is wait until it is cold outside and everyone wants to replace their furnace. Consider getting your new furnace off season, or no later than October, so that you are not fighting for a spot to have a reputable technician come to install your new furnace. It also means that during the install you will not have to worry about the cold.
Get It Looked Over
Before you jump in to get a furnace replaced, you should contact a professional, like the team at Mangell Plumbing & Heating, to look your old furnace over. They will be able to take a look at your current furnace and give you an idea of how much longer it has if you could repair it to get a few more years out of it, and if this is worth it. They will be able to give it a tune-up for you if you need one, which can potentially save you from needing a replacement altogether. If it turns out you do need a replacement, they will have a better idea of what furnace will work better in your home because they have visited and will be able to make recommendations.
If you think that you may need a new furnace, then you need to contact the team at Mangell Plumbing & Heating. Our professional staff are highly trained and have the experience to get the job done right. We will make sure you get a new furnace that suits your needs, and that will last and last. Contact us today.