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5 Signs You Need Furnace Replacement

By // 2018.01.23

furnace-replacementEvery winter, you rely on your furnace. However, each winter that passes means that your furnace is aging. This means its efficiency and its ability to warm your home properly is decreasing.

It is essential that you have a working furnace to keep your family warm during the winter months. As we approach the coldest months of the year, let’s look at the top 5 signs you need a furnace replacement.

1. Your Furnace Is Over 15 Years Old

According to the U.S Department of Energy, a furnace’s lifespan ranges from 15-30 years old.

As your furnace gets older than 15 years, it will start to be less efficient. This means an increase in your bills as well as a rise in potential issues heating your home. Replacing your old furnace with a newer, more energy-efficient furnace will keep your home warm and your bills reasonable.

2. Your Home’s Energy Bill Is High

If you have had consistent energy costs and you suddenly notice a dramatic increase in your bills, this is a sign that you might need a furnace replacement.

Old furnaces or furnaces with issues start to have certain parts break down and work less efficiently. This results in more energy being used to make up for the lower efficiency, which means a higher cost to you.

While slight increases in your energy bill can be OK, if you notice a large increase, then it’s time to look into getting a replacement.

3. Uneven Heating of Rooms

Older and inefficient furnaces have problems heating every room to the same, consistent temperature. If your bedroom feels like a frozen wasteland while your living room feels like a sauna, that’s a definite issue.

This usually happens because of a faulty or worn down duct system that causes the heat distribution to fail. A furnace replacement can fix this issue.

4. Your Furnace Has Needed Multiple Repairs

Not all older furnaces result in these, or other, types of issues. But if you’ve had to repair your furnace multiple times in the past couple of years, that’s a definite sign that you need a replacement, even if you aren’t noticing issues currently.

Furnaces on their last leg often have to be repaired many times. Instead of pouring tons of money into a furnace that is going to be completely worn down in the next year or two, it might be a better investment to just replace it.

5. Your Furnace Is Making Loud and Odd Noises

Have you noticed that your furnace is making a lot of noise when it’s on? Is it rattling, creaking, or banging?

If it is, then that could indicate certain parts of the furnace are worn down or broken. This means it might need to be replaced.

Know When It’s Time for a Furnace Replacement

Furnaces can last for decades. However, it’s important to know the signs that your furnace needs replacing, especially as we enter the coldest months of the year.

If you have any other questions or want more information about furnace replacement, contact us. You can also check out our blog for more tips on heating and cooling systems.

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Whether it’s repair or replacement, Hays is the best heating services in Phoenix, AZ!

Call us at (602) 714-8270 or email us to to schedule an appointment! It Pays To Call Hays!

 

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Chris Hays

Chris and Stacia Hays, are the owners of Hays Cooling and Heating; a family owned and operated HVAC company in Phoenix founded in 2001 that services both commercial and residential customers. Chris leads a team of certified technicians who have over 45 years of combined experience and has earned and A+ rating with the BBB and a strong five star rating online. Hays Cooling and Heating focuses on providing support to their customers every step of the way, with exceptional service and competitive prices. If you are looking for top-notch air conditioning and heating service, contact, Chris or Stacia today at (602) 714-8270.

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