When Is it Time to Replace Your Homes Furnace?

Posted - February 19, 2021
Worker Looking Inside Central Gas Heater Trying to Fix the Problem.

Your house’s air conditioning and heating systems are two of the most important parts of your home. However, like all appliances, this system will require repairs and replacement.

One of the biggest culprits of a high energy bill that can easily be overlooked is a faulty furnace. Knowing when it’s time to replace large appliances like your furnace is important.

Here’s a look at knowing when your furnace’s time is up and how your family could benefit from an overall HVAC upgrade.

Should You Upgrade or Replace Your Old Furnace?

There are many ways to determine if it’s time to say goodbye to your home’s furnace. The most obvious factor to take into consideration is the age of your furnace.

The average furnace lasts between 15 and 20 years. If you know that your furnace is hanging around that range, it’s time to start looking into a more modern furnace replacement.

Other signs that your furnace may be losing its steam include the following:

  • The furnace developing rattles and buzzing during use
  • Your home starts to have humidity problems
  • Visible rust and cracks throughout the system
  • You’ve already had to get it repaired multiple times

If you’ve noticed any of these issues with your furnace, don’t panic, and look on the bright side. Now you can get an upgraded energy appliance that can lower your energy bill for the long term.

An Upgrade Could Stabilize the Heat in Your Home

A furnace that isn’t functioning properly will not provide your home with an even amount of heat. Even older furnaces in general may create unstable temperatures in your home. Most modern furnaces come equipped with features that ensure proper stabilization throughout the home. So, an upgrade can quickly take your home from a drafty den to a comfy cottage.

An Investment Today Saves Money Tomorrow

Putting down money for a furnace may seem like a large financial investment. However, paying a lump sum today on a new and efficient furnace will bring down future energy bills when it’s in use.

If you don’t choose to replace and leave your old furnace to rattle its way through the rest of winter, we guarantee that your energy bills are going to quickly become a kink in your budget.

Is it Ever Worth it to Wait?

Keep in mind that sometimes it could be beneficial to wait on replacing a single major part of your HVAC system until you can replace both your furnace and air conditioner at the same time. Replacing both appliances at once can help ensure they are compatible and increase the longevity of your newer units, as well as allow you to potentially save money by taking advantage of sales and discounts.

However, if you are in the position to only replace one appliance, a local energy expert can help you find a compatible replacement that doesn’t lead to future problems and repairs.

How can a Home Health Inspection Provide the Answers You Need?

Your home’s energy system is so interconnected that a single malfunction can throw off its entire efficiency. If you start to hear strange noises while the system is running, notice the air quality of your home deteriorating, or find your energy bill becoming a problem, it’s time for a home inspection.

If you have any concerns about the quality of your home’s energy systems, our whole home evaluation service allows us to thoroughly address all of your concerns. From airflow testing to an accurate assessment of your home’s size, our evaluation will help you make the right decisions on system replacements and repairs.

Keep Your Home Cozy this Spring with Advanced Home Comfort

Spring is just around the corner here in Dallas, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to get comfortable and crank up the AC. Our weather is always unpredictable in Texas, so the energy experts of Advanced Home Comfort always recommend being prepared with functioning appliances.

If you have any questions about the condition of your HVAC, ducts, or your home’s insulation, our home health team can help! Contact us today to schedule an inspection of your home!