Is It Time to Upgrade My Furnace? (Let’s Find Out)

Winter weather is on the way to Chicago, IL, which means now is the time to consider a furnace replacement. A new furnace is a big investment, so it’s important to choose the right time. Here are a few ways to determine whether you should you replace your home’s furnace.

Reached Its Lifespan

A well-maintained furnace has a lifespan of about 25 years. After this time, major components are likely to fail. For example, the heat exchanger my crack after all these years of use. Old furnaces aren’t as efficient as new ones. If you’re tired of your heating costs going up each winter, replacing it with a furnace that has a 95% or higher annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating could save you hundreds of dollars every winter.

Frequent or Costly Repairs

If your furnace currently needs a costly repair in order to be ready for the upcoming winter, this is a reason to replace it. Furnaces that are close to their lifespans and that have a major part fail are likely to need more repairs in the near future. If you fix one problem on your aging furnace, a new problem could happen in a few months. Not only is this expensive, but the frequent breakdowns are also a hassle. If your house is without heat during a period of extreme cold, you could end up with more problems, such as a frozen pipe.

No Longer Effectively Heats

Older furnaces may stop effectively heating your home. If you find yourself inching the thermostat to higher and higher temperatures, this is a good reason to replace your furnace. You may also notice that some parts of your home are always too cold in the winter. Your furnace may have lost power or heating capacity. Replacing it restores consistent warmth to your home.

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