Is it Time for Furnace Service or Replacement?01/05/2016 When winter strikes and we start getting calls about furnaces that aren't producing heat, the majority of them can be traced back to irregular furnace service and maintenance. If furnace concerns are not handled, your system may suddenly stop running and leave you and your family in the cold. However, there are a few warning signs you can be on the lookout for to know when it's time for furnace service or replacement before your system stops running. Furnace Age The typical life expectancy of furnaces is between 12-17 years. If your furnace is 15 years or older it's smart to start furnace shopping now. Choosing a new furnace isn't a decision you want to have to make on the fly. Give yourself enough time to research and weigh all of your options. Increased Gas or Electric Bills Furnaces lose efficiency as they get older and your system will lose efficiency faster if it has not been properly maintained. Envision the extra money you're paying to the utility company as money that could be going towards purchasing a new, more efficient system. More Frequent Furnace Repairs The last few years of a furnace's life are when your system encounters the most breakdowns. Begin adding up the money you've been spending on furnace repair the last two years - a new system could be a better option. Strange Noises Have you heard any odd sounds coming from your system? Furnaces start making weird noises near the end of their lifecycle. If your furnace is cycling on and off frequently or blowing chilly air, it's time to think about getting your system replaced. A Dry or Dusty Home Older furnaces don't humidify or filter the air in your home all that well. Your home can start feeling stuffy and anyone in the home with allergies could notice an uptick in their symptoms. Some other red flags are: static shocks, drooping plants and cracking furniture. If any of these red flags sound like what you are experiencing with your furnace, it might be time to start thinking about a new system. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the new system or furnace service that will work for you and your home comfort needs. Call us at 972-669-9192 and talk with one of our professionals. Or, if it's better for you, schedule an appointment with us online.