Baby, it’s about to get cold outside – and the last thing you want is to return home from work one afternoon to a frosty home! Now is the time to make sure that you have your furnace inspected and repaired if needed by your trusted Greeley HVAC repair company, Comfort By Nature. Remember, it’s better to prevent failure than to deal with it after the fact! So, the question of the day is how to know whether or not it’s time to replace your furnace.
Start Here: Your furnace was likely in place when you moved into your current home, right? Right. So, start by determining what the age of your furnace is. This might be as simple as looking at the original owner’s manual or calling the manufacturer with the unit’s model number, but sometimes you might have to do a little more digging.
Then: Consider the average lifespan of a furnace. Today, most furnace models operate reliably for 20 to 30 years. If you find that your furnace is more than 16 years old, it’s not a bad idea to call us and talk about your replacement options.
Consider Energy Efficiency: A new Energy Star-qualified gas furnace is typically 15% more efficient than a conventional gas furnace and our geothermal heating and cooling options can save you up to 70%!
Telltale Signs: Aside from age, there are some obvious (and subtle) indications that your furnace is dying and that it’s time for you to replace it:
- It needs frequent repairs
- Your energy bills are going up
- Rooms in your home are heating unevenly
- It’s cycling on and off frequently
- Your home is starting to have humidity issues