Repair or Replace—What Should You Do With Your Old Furnace?
Your furnace is an important investment you make to ensure you’re always comfortable in the house, no matter how chilly it may get outside.
Whenever you spend a large amount of money on a piece of equipment, you want it to last as long as possible. When it comes to furnaces, you’d have to keep track of how efficiently they’re running. If they aren’t functioning the way they used to when you first bought them, you’ll have to call in the experts for repairs and have them replaced when necessary.
When a furnace is functioning properly, energy bills aren’t too high and the indoor air quality is much better.
Here are some telltale signs your furnace needs to be replaced:
1. Your Furnace Seems to Be Releasing Carbon Monoxide
A furnace that has a cracked chamber releases carbon monoxide into the atmosphere. If you and your family are experiencing flu-like symptoms whenever the furnace is switched on, it could be releasing carbon dioxide into the air, in which case it will need to be replaced immediately.
Carbon monoxide is often referred to as the silent killer; it’s odorless and colorless, making it incredibly difficult to detect. Between 2010 to 2015 more than 2,200 people in the US lost their lives to carbon monoxide poisoning. If you suspect that your furnace has a leakage problem, get it replaced immediately.
2. Your Furnace Was Installed More Than 15 Years Ago
Even high-quality furnaces aren’t made to last forever. The US Department of Energy states that a furnace can last 15-30 years depending on the manufacturer, the furnace quality, its usage, and other related factors.
Furnaces do start showing signs of wear that will need to be fixed during their lifetime. Like with most devices, the older the piece of equipment, the more frequent and expensive the repairs become. After some point, it makes sense to get it replaced.
3. You’re Heating Bills Have Gone Up
Heating bills do fluctuate every year so seeing slight differences now and then isn’t that much of a concern; however, if you’re noticing unusual spikes in don’t align with your furnace use, you should call the professionals.
High energy bills usually happen when the furnace is consuming too much energy.
Is your furnace giving you trouble? Have them checked out by the technicians at Florida Breeze.
Florida Breeze offers furnace repair and air conditioning supplies in Brevard County. We serve areas like West Melbourne and Cape Canaveral. Each one of our technicians is trained to provide high-quality services that deliver results.
Contact us today for more information!