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How do you know when it’s time to replace your furnace?

If you're a homeowner, you probably know that your furnace is one of the most important appliances in your home. It keeps you warm in the winter, and it can also be used to cool your home in the summer. But, like all appliances, your furnace will eventually need to be replaced. Here are the top 5 things you should look for when determining if your furnace needs to be replaced:

  1. Age: If your furnace is over 15 years old, it's probably time to start thinking about replacing it. Furnaces generally have a lifespan of about 15-20 years, and as they get older, they become less efficient and more likely to break down.
  2. Efficiency: If your furnace is not running as efficiently as it used to, it may be time to replace it. Newer models are much more energy-efficient, which means they'll save you money on your energy bills in the long run.
  3. Frequent repairs: If you're constantly having to call a repairman to fix your furnace, it's probably time to replace it. The cost of frequent repairs can add up quickly, and it's often more cost-effective to just replace the furnace.
  4. Strange noises: If your furnace is making strange noises, such as banging or squealing, it's probably time to replace it. These noises can indicate that something is wrong with the furnace and it's best to have it checked by a professional.
  5. Reduced airflow: If you notice that the airflow in your home is reduced, it's a sign that your furnace needs to be replaced. Reduced airflow can indicate that the furnace is not working properly and it's not heating your home efficiently.

In conclusion, if your furnace is over 15 years old, not running efficiently, requiring frequent repairs, making strange noises or reducing airflow, it's time to consider replacing it. It's a big investment, but it will ultimately save you money and provide a more comfortable and safe living environment. Make sure to have a professional HVAC technician evaluate the furnace and give you a recommendation if you have any doubts about the condition of your furnace.

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