We are finally starting to get some cool weather on a regular basis, which means it’s time to get your home ready for the heating season. Chances are, you just need to schedule some preventive maintenance to make sure that your system is up to scratch. In some cases, though, you may be better off replacing your system entirely. If you’re using a furnace to keep warm, and you’re not sure whether or not it can last the whole season without suffering some issues, then you should install a new one now. Have a look at some of the other signs that you should consider replacing your furnace before fall ends.
High Heating Costs
You can obviously expect your monthly heating costs to rise the more you rely on your furnace from month to month. There’s a difference between that, though, and a spike in heating costs that added usage can’t account for. If you think that your furnace is costing you more than it should be on a monthly basis, it might be time to call a professional.
As a furnace ages, it accumulates a lot of wear and tear on the various parts of the system. The closer a system gets to the end of its life, the more that wear and tear will begin to affect its efficiency. The furnace will operate for longer in order to compensate, which will result in higher monthly costs. The only way to really solve this problem is to replace the system entirely.
It’s not unusual to have to repair your furnace every few years. Parts wear down and break, unusual circumstances arise, and no system is perfect. You really shouldn’t need to repair your furnace multiple times a year, though. If that’s the case, you have a bigger problem to deal with. The only reason that a furnace might be breaking down that often is because the parts in the system are beginning to fail from overuse. Those various parts are beginning to fail in rapid succession, increasing both the frequency and the cost of repairs. If that is the case, you should strongly consider replacing the entire furnace with a new one. You can, of course, continue to pay to repair the furnace over and over again. It’s much more cost effective to replace a system that’s failing that often, though.
The older a system gets, regardless of the system, the more prone to issues of various kinds it’s going to be. As a furnace gets to be around 10-15 or so, it will start to accumulate all kinds of issues that will lower its cost efficiency. If your furnace is older than 15 years, you should consult with a professional about whether or not you should replace it.
Total Comfort, Inc. offers comprehensive furnace installation and replacement services. If you need heating repair, or any other kind of service in Costa Mesa, CA, contact us today. We’ll find you the perfect heating solution for your needs.