The average furnace lasts 15–20 years. You can replace it when it reaches a certain age or wait for additional warning signs like expensive energy bills, inadequate heating and excessive dust around the house. Here are three signs it’s time for a new furnace in your Mercersburg, PA, home.
1. Your Energy Bills Soar
Your heating bills shouldn’t significantly increase for no reason. If they do, then your furnace needs maintenance, repair or replacement.
A dirty air filter can cause higher energy bills; this is a maintenance issue. You should change the air filter monthly to prevent high energy bills and other problems. Also, schedule furnace maintenance every fall, as you’ll need professionals to handle other necessary tasks like cleaning the burners and lubricating moving components.
2. Your Home Isn’t Warm
When your old furnace stops keeping your home warm, you need to replace it. There’s only so much that repair technicians can do to keep an outdated furnace running, and even if it continues to run, it won’t be efficient or effective.
Sometimes, inadequate heating is the result of a faulty thermostat. Heating repair technicians can take a look at your thermostat and let you know if it’s causing your heating troubles. You typically need to replace thermostats every 10 years.
3. There’s Extra Dust Around the House
If you’re struggling with excessive dust around the house, it’s probably coming from your furnace. This is a warning sign that the furnace is no longer effectively removing airborne particles, and you need to replace it. A clogged air filter is another potential cause behind too much dust building up around your house.
Pay attention when your system begins exhibiting any of these warning signs. A heating repair technician can inspect it and let you know what you need to do. Contact us at Leckron’s Comfort Solutions to discuss a professional furnace replacement in Mercersburg, PA.
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