With proper maintenance, your furnace in Frankford, DE could provide you with 15 to 20 years of efficient performance. Once the furnace nears the end of its lifespan, though, watch for these three signs that you need to replace it.
1. Unusually High Energy Bills
Your energy bill may have increased despite your furnace running according to the same schedule as in previous months. This could result from relatively minor issues like air duct leaks, but when the increase goes beyond what seems reasonable, know that your furnace may soon fail completely.
2. Frequent Breakdowns
Perhaps the furnace has been breaking down already, and you’ve been requesting heating services over and over. It may get to the point where the cost of repairs outweighs the cost of a replacement; it all depends on the price of a given repair and the current age of your furnace. Ask an HVAC expert to help you review your options.
3. Poor Heating Performance
Above all, you don’t want to keep a furnace around if it fails to heat your home. Failure to reach the set point may stem from some small issue, such as a thermostat in need of calibration. However, it could mean that wear and tear has rendered your furnace to minimal performance.
Also, check for unusually short or long heating cycles. Both could signify something wrong with the system.
Contact us at Custom Mechanical to handle your next installation job and then provide regular maintenance moving forward. We carry a range of gas and oil furnaces from Carrier as well as Wi-Fi thermostats. Our family-owned and -operated business has been serving homeowners since 1981, and we maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
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