Autumn has arrived in Wexford, PA, and frigid winter temperatures will soon follow. The last thing you want during the arrival of the polar vortex is a malfunctioning or inefficient heating system. Read on to learn if now is the right time to replace your furnace.
Frequent or Costly Repairs
After years of working hard through each winter season, your furnace accumulates a lot of wear and tear on its essential components. If the blower motor goes out and you replace it, another part could wear out a few months later. Frequent or costly repairs are good reasons for a furnace replacement.
Consider Its Age
A typical gas or oil furnace has a lifespan of 15 years, explains Energy Star. After this age, it’s likely to operate less efficiently. You might notice that some areas of your home are too hot or too cold. If your current furnace isn’t compatible with a smart thermostat, you could be missing out on a lot of convenient and energy-saving features.
Review Your Energy Bills
Review a few months of your heating bills. Compare them to the previous year’s. Your utility company should provide a chart that shows the average daily temperature, your home’s energy use and the cost per day. If you haven’t adjusted the thermostat and your utility company’s rate per unit of energy is the same, but your bills are higher, your furnace could be operating less efficiently. Frequent on and off cycles use a lot of power, which will drive up your bills. If you’re paying too much to heat your home, it’s a good idea to schedule a furnace replacement. A new furnace installation with an Energy Star-certified system could lower your heating costs by 15% or more each month.
To learn more about when you should replace your furnace, take a look at Titan HVAC Inc’s furnace installation services, or give us a call for additional details.