Furnaces aren’t made to last forever. The longer you have them, the less efficient they become—and the sooner you’ll need a new one. Fortunately, your system will let you know when it’s on its last leg long before it breaks down and leaves you without heat. Below, the pros here at New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning are sharing five warning signs that you need a new furnace installation. Be sure to call us with concerns or questions.
How to Tell If You Need a New Furnace Installation
Your System Is 15 Years Old or Older
The average furnace lasts about 15 to 20 years. Of course, this depends on certain factors like how much you use it and whether you keep up with routine maintenance. But if your system is getting up there, it’s time to consider an upgrade.
As furnaces age and lose efficiency, they have to work harder to keep up with your needs. That extra stress can lead to parts overheating or simply failing outright. These breakdowns become more and more common as the system gets older, but if you’re constantly having to schedule repairs, you’re better off getting a new one.
High Utility Bills
As mentioned, older units are often inefficient. They need to run longer to provide the same level of heat, which means they use more energy than they’re supposed to. If you notice your monthly energy bills spiking and you haven’t made major changes to your thermostat, that’s a sign that your furnace isn’t up to par. A new furnace installation will be perfectly energy efficient—and the amount you’ll save on energy can help pay for the upgrade over time.
Older systems don’t distribute heat as well as newer ones. So if you are constantly adjusting your thermostat because certain rooms aren’t staying as warm as others, you may need a new furnace.
Health and Safety Concerns
A gas furnace is a great way to heat your home. But as it ages, it can pose a variety of health and safety issues, including dangerous cracks in its heat exchanger and carbon monoxide leaks. New Berlin Heating’s experts can catch some of these problems with routine maintenance. But if they are repeat issues, you need to consider getting a new system.
Professional Furnace Installation From New Berlin Heating
If you spot any of these warning signs, it’s time to call in the experts. It will give you greater comfort and, more importantly, keep your family safe from the dangers of an inefficient system.
Contact us today to discuss your needs and concerns.