Your furnace can last for anywhere from 15-30 years which is a pretty broad range. The better care you take of your furnace, the longer it will last. But there does come a time that you have to replace your furnace with a newer model.
And when you consider that heating technology has changed exponentially over recent decades, a new furnace can really be a great investment for your home. Keep reading to learn more about how you know when it’s time to invest in a new furnace. Then give our team a call for furnace replacement in Meridian, ID.
Frequent or Expensive Repairs
Furnace repairs can be a problem for two reasons. Either your furnace repairs are in the thousands of dollars, or it feels like you’re having to make furnace repairs all the time to keep the system running. Both of these are red flags that your furnace is reaching the end of its life. In fact, experts say that you will notice an uptick in repair needs in the last two years of your furnace’s life.
Expensive repairs are a problem because as your furnace gets older, it may not make sense to replace an expensive part when you could just spend more on a completely new unit. You have to ask yourself whether you will get enough use out of a repair that costs thousands of dollars.
In fact, experts recommend that you buy a new furnace instead of making a repair if the cost of the repair is 50% or more of the cost of a completely new heater. This is especially true if your furnace is at least 15 years old because you just don’t know how much life it has left in it. Even if you replace a very expensive part, other components inside of your AC may still be wearing down and lead to system breakdowns anyway.
Increasing Energy Costs
And when you think about how much you’re spending on your furnace, you should look beyond repairs. Your furnace is one of the largest appliances in your home, and during the winter it’s likely the appliance using the most energy. If you notice your energy bills going up persistently, your furnace may be to blame.
As your furnace ages, it loses efficiency. This is completely normal, but there may reach a point that you are seeing huge spikes in your energy usage. This can mean that your furnace is having to work much harder than it once did to heat your home. And no matter how warm your home is, you don’t want to overpay for those results.
Investing in a new furnace can save you a lot of money on monthly energy costs. In fact, over the life of your new furnace, you may even save enough that the cost of an upgrade balances out. And you can’t put a price on the peace of mind of knowing that your furnace has a long life ahead.
Here at Idaho Heating & Air, Your Comfort Is Our Priority! Contact us today to schedule an appointment for heating assistance.