Many home and businesses throughout the state of Illinois rely on furnaces as the primary heat source. While furnaces are a fantastic way to provide warmth, especially when temperatures dip below freezing as they often do during an Illinois winter, furnaces–like most things–require maintenance and repairs. And because furnaces only have a lifespan around 20 years, sometimes, furnaces need to be completely replaced.
If you have a furnace, keeping an eye out for some of the warning signs of a furnace that on its last leg can help you to be more energy efficient and reduce heating costs over time. Here are some signs that it may be time to replace your furnace—
- You’ve Already Spent Money on Repairs
As stated above, maintenance and repairs over the years of a furnace’s life are normal. However, if you’ve already poured a good chunk of change into repairs, and more than once in the last six months, this could be a sign that your furnace is getting to the point where it’s beyond repair. Indeed, by continually investing in repairs only, you may end up spending more in repair costs and loss of energy over time than you would by simply replacing the thing.
- Your Heating Costs Keep Going Up
Have you noticed a continual increase on your home or business’ utility bills, even after making a conscious effort to be more energy efficient (i.e. reduce drafts, turn down the thermostat over night, etc.)? If so, this could be a sign that your furnace is not operating as efficiently as it once was, and old age and dated parts could be to blame. If there’s no other reasonable explanation for the surge in your energy bills, consider having your furnace looked at by a professional to determine whether or not this may be the source of the issue, and if you would benefit from furnace replacement.
- Heating and Furnace Issues Just Won’t Stop
A clear sign that your furnace is ready to kick the bucket is a constant stream of furnace and heating issues. If you are dealing with inconsistent energy temperatures, strange sounds or banging coming from the furnace, a furnace pilot light that keeps going out, or a lack of heat and if you have already performed basic furnace maintenance or repairs, it could be time for furnace replacement.
Contact Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning for New Furnace Installation Today
If your furnace has presented any of the signs that it’s time for furnace replacement, our team can provide you with the new furnace installation services you’re looking for. Not only can we handle removal of your old furnace and installation of the new, but we will also assess your current furnace to determine whether or not furnace replacement is in your best interest.
To schedule an appoint with our furnace experts today, please call us at 708-339-6444, or send us a message using the form on our website. You can trust us with all of your furnace needs!