Your furnace has a very important job in your home: to keep you warm when it’s cold out.
Like any piece of machinery, however, an old furnace won’t function as well as it once did and might start costing you a ton of money in repairs and upkeep.
If you know which signs to look for, you can have your furnace replaced before the cold winter months arrive.
Here are some tell-tale symptoms of a furnace that’s on its last leg:
Higher Utility Bills
If you’ve kept up on your furnace maintenance and made necessary repairs, your utility bills shouldn’t keep climbing. If you’re noticing a regular pattern of ever-increasing utility costs, your old furnace might be the culprit.
If your furnace is making constant noise, something could be wrong.
If you hear loud popping, banging and scraping noises when running your furnace, it might be time for a replacement.
Your Furnace is Over 15 Years Old
Furnaces have a shelf life of between 15 and 18 years. If you haven’t replaced your electric furnace in more than 15 years, it’s time to get a new one.
Most new furnaces come with an Energy Star rating, which means a new furnace installation should save you at least 15 percent on your utility bill.
Your Home is No Longer Comfortable
If you have to keep changing the temperature on your thermostat to suit your needs, it could mean your furnace is having trouble meeting temperature demands.
This is especially true if you move from one part of the house to another, and you notice a significant change in the temperature. Uneven temperatures throughout your house is a sign of a malfunctioning furnace, and could warrant a replacement.
Furnace Prices: Know What to Pay
The price of furnaces vary depending on model, but most consumers can expect to pay between $1,000 and $1,500 for a new furnace, not including installation costs.
To maximize savings on your monthly utility bills, always make sure that your new electric furnace is Energy Star certified.
Installation costs can vary depending on company, and many companies charge outrageous prices to install a new furnace.
At Synergy Service of Nashville, we pride ourselves on offering no-nonsense furnace replacement and installation. Our highly-trained and knowledgeable representatives will help you find a furnace that meets your budget and your home’s needs.