If your furnace is getting up there in age (it’s more than 10 years old), you should be prepared for the possibility that you may want to upgrade your furnace in the next few years. In this blog, we’ll run through the signs that your old furnace might need to be replaced with a new furnace this winter.
King offers free in-home estimates here in Chicagoland, including Joliet, Oak Forest, Orland Park, and beyond. To schedule yours, give us a call.
Your older system just isn’t heating your home
As furnaces age, their heating output often becomes more limited. The furnace, in effect, is putting less warm air into your home’s air ducts. The result is that the system isn’t able to completely distribute hot air to all areas of your home, resulting in a patchwork of hot and cold spots.
For homeowners, this can be infuriating. You and your family may be enjoying the temperature of the kitchen, but you step into the living room to watch a movie and you feel like a cold front just came in through the door.
There’s a few things you can do to try to improve this situation. First, if your furnace is getting up there in age, it might be time for a new one. However, you can also call King for air duct cleaning. It’s possible that your distribution of heat is being negatively impacted by dirty or partially clogged air ducts. This also has a negative impact on your indoor air quality.
Your energy-efficiency has taken a big dip
If your energy bills are spiraling out-of-control this fall and winter, it could be a sign that your older furnace is no longer able to generate heat as efficiently as it once did. There are two solutions to this problem: first, have King perform a heating tune-up on your system. This will help to ensure that your system—no matter how old—is at least working at its optimal condition.
However, in the long run, you should probably consider replacing your older furnace. Here’s why: over time, those energy bills can cascade and add up to big costs. If you’re paying $50-$100 extra per-bill throughout the winter months, you’re quickly looking at $1000 extra dollars if you delay upgrading by two years.
Of course, that’s only one aspect where you might be paying more than you should…
You’re needing more repairs than before
If you’ve been needing to get your furnace repaired one or two times per-season, it might be a good idea to make the switch to a new furnace. Multiple, sequential repairs can quickly meet or exceed the cost of a new furnace, and you’re not getting the benefits of the boosted energy-efficiency or manufacturer’s warranty.
When in doubt, you need to speak with a King technician. Our NATE-certified technicians can help you determine what the future of your HVAC system should be, and what steps you can take to replace your older system.
Make the switch to a new furnace
If you’re debating the upgrade to a new furnace this winter, consider this: King not only offers free in-home estimates on new systems, but we also have financing available with approved credit.
To get started on your journey to a new system, call our team today.