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Replacing Your Furnace: 4 Signs It’s Time For A Change

Posted on: October 31st, 2012 by Jason Connell

Replacing Your Furnace: 4 Signs It's Time For A ChangeWe depend on our heating and cooling systems to make our lives easier and more comfortable. Unfortunately, as these appliances age, their reliability diminishes. While replacing your furnace may seem like a significant investment you’re simply not ready to make, opting not to replace your furnace could be even more expensive in the long run. Before the weather gets any colder, take some time to consider a furnace replacement.

Here are four signs that replacing your furnace is the way to go:

  1. Your furnace is over 15 years old. Furnaces, like people, have a life expectancy. While some furnaces may exceed this age, it doesn’t mean they’re still working as effectively as they were in their first years of life. If your furnace is nearing age 15, it’s time for a replacement. By switching out your old clunker of a furnace for a newer model, you’ll enjoy greater reliability as well as increased energy efficiency.
  2. You furnace undergoes frequent repairs. Regardless of whether the repairs you’ve made to your furnace have been cheap or expensive, over time those expenses can really add up. If your furnace is nearing the magic age of 15, it may need more repairs than ever before. Instead of continually paying to repair an old model, invest in a new system with a good warranty.
  3. Your heating bills are out of control. It’s not uncommon for utility companies to increase their rates during the winter, but if your bills have been especially high, it may be due to the inefficiency of your furnace. By investing in an Energy Star qualified system, you can enjoy at least 15 percent more energy efficiency than your conventional furnace.
  4. Your furnace makes a lot of noise. One of the biggest signs of a failing furnace is that lovely cacophony of clanking, buzzing and knocking. Not only will replacing your furnace with a new model cut down on energy consumption and repair costs, it’ll be much quieter and allow you a more peaceful night’s sleep.

If you have any questions or concerns about replacing your furnace, contact AirRite Air Conditioning today. We serve the Fort Worth-Arlington area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about replacing your furnace and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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