You might think that worrying about replacing your Forsyth, IL, furnace can wait until fall becomes winter. Waiting isn’t a good idea, however, because you’ll find yourself under a great deal of pressure to quickly make important decisions if it’s already cold outside. Discover the signs that indicate it’s time to install a new furnace and why you should get it done before risking frozen pipes or your family’s safety.
Your Furnace Is Old
Fall is the perfect time to talk to an HVAC technician about replacing a 10 to 15-year-old furnace. It’s more likely to start experiencing some of these potential breakdowns once your furnace gets past the age of 15:
- Improperly functioning thermostat
- Ignition or pilot light problem
- Cracked heat exchanger
Can you imagine waking up on a frigid winter morning and seeing your breath because the furnace stopped working during the night? If you think your furnace’s age reflects the need for replacement, then get it done on a mild fall day.
Increased Monthly Power Bills
Do you remember that the energy bill kept going higher last winter when running the furnace? Increases in utility bills indicate that years of wear and tear have caused inefficiencies within the HVAC system.
Don’t wait to fix the problem. It’s likely that you’ll experience more serious spikes in the power bill this winter. Consider that a new furnace will run more efficiently and keep your utility bills manageable for years to come.
Constant Need For Repairs
An older furnace will require constant repair no matter how well you’ve maintained it over the years. Have you called out your HVAC technician several times over the past couple of years to make heating repairs? It’s time to think about installing a new furnace this fall in order to avoid costly breakdowns in the dead of winter.
Is your furnace telling you it’s time for a replacement? Contact one of our friendly Tica, Inc. representatives so that we can schedule a fall maintenance appointment. We’ll consult with you about whether it’s time to install a new furnace.
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