5-Signs Your Furnace Needs Replacement
Give us a call at Triple-O if you have any questions about your furnace. 585-271-1280.
5 Signs Your Furnace Needs Replacement
1. The air flow is poor.
We get this call way too often. Air is still moving through your home but it doesn't feel as strong as it once did. There are many reason this could be happening including issues with your air filter or blockages in your air airducts. If your unit is less than 5 years old, we would recommend calling in a repair. However, if you have an older unit, sometimes the cost of repair isn't worth the headache of keeping an outdated unit running.
2. Moisture and leaks around your unit.
While condensation around a furnace can happen, leakage can be the sign of a major problem. If you notice larger pools of water around your unit, it is time to call a technician right away. Leaking coolant can pose a health risk to your family/pets and excessive water leakage inside of the home can create damage and mold.
3. Thermostat not working properly.
"I'm calling for 68 degrees, but my upstairs is so cold." Best case scenario is that your furnace isn't the problem, but your thermostat is. If other rooms seem to be getting proper air but certain areas are not, it may be worth having a professional check your thermostat. Smart thermostats, like NEST, often provide error messages if something is wrong and are usually able to help you isolate the issue.
4. Your Furnace is 10-15 years old.
The average Furnace unit lasts anywhere from 10 to 15 years. If you have a system older than that - well done! Well, kind of. Often older models focus less on energy efficiency unlike our newest models. Upgrading to a newer system can cut your utility bill up to 15%. If you have an older unit, routine maintenance is recommended (at the very least) so that you aren't caught in the middle of a snow storm without heat!
5. Your Furnace needs frequent repairs.
There is a difference between getting seasonal tune-ups and having to call in repairs every year. If you find yourself paying to have the same system repaired repeatedly, it might be time for a new unit. We are happy to provide repairs, but would rather see you in a situation that is best for you and your family.
While we would be honored to earn your business, we never want you to feel forced into buying a new unit before you need it. Likewise, we won't make an expensive repair if we think it is best for you to replace your unit. This Winter we are offering 0% financing with a FREE estimate.
We look forward to serving you soon! 585-271-1280.