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5 Signs That You Need to Replace Your Furnace

Your furnace is not something you think about every day. After all, out of sight out of mind, right? Wrong. Your furnace is an important part of your home’s comfort and is something you should pay attention to – especially if it’s showing signs of giving up. To make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of the top five signs it’s time to replace your furnace.

  1. Your furnace has reached retirement age.
    Just like people, home heating systems have a retirement age. If your home’s furnace is 15 or more years old, it is time to consider its replacement. In the long run, an increase in repair costs paired with a decrease in system efficiency can actually cost you more than a system replacement. Replacing your furnace for a newer, more energy-efficient model will save you money, lower your home’s carbon footprint, and provide you with dependable – and safe – home heating for years to come.
  2. Temperatures are uneven throughout your home.
    Have you noticed that some rooms in your home just aren’t getting warm enough while other rooms seem to be too hot? Uneven heat distribution is a sign that your furnace is inefficient.
  3. Your utility bills are growing.
    Furnaces lose their efficiency over time (especially without regular maintenance). If your home’s heating bills continue to increase while your demand on the furnace stays the same, it is a clear sign that your system is aging out of proper working order.
  4. You are really getting to know your HVAC technician.
    Did you have multiple visits from our home heating technicians last winter? If you answered yes, your system repair costs can really be adding up. Not to mention, your furnace is providing unreliable and potentially dangerous heat to your home. And, while we know our HVAC technicians are great, scheduling them to come out to your home for an emergency heating repair is probably not your idea of a good time!
  5. The furnace is asking for it.
    Has the noise from your furnace increased? Do you hear booms, bangs, clanging, and shrieking noises when the heat kicks on? If you do, your furnace is most likely asking you to let it stop working. An increase in noise levels can indicate numerous system issues, such as loose parts, broken elements, and damaged belts.

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If you are experiencing any of the above system issues, chances are that you need to replace your furnace. Give us a call today. We offer free, in-home estimates on furnace replacements. We have been helping Maryland residents with their HVAC and electrical needs since 1970.  We proudly service Montgomery, Howard, and Frederick counties and look forward to showing you the difference our customer service makes! Call us today at {{dc:acf:option_field field=”contact_info_phone_text”}} or contact us online.

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