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Is It Time To Replace Your Furnace?

Posted on: February 24, 2015

If your gas and electric bills are going up and your furnace is over 15 years old, it may be time to replace it. Your old furnace could be costing you a fortune. Understanding the telltale signs below can help keep your home comfortable and keep your wallet full.

Determining whether or not to upgrade or replace your furnace requires some thinking. Three factors that should be considered include: the furnace’s efficiency rating, the cost of fuel and the “heating load” of your home. According to This Old House, “that’s the amount of energy required to maintain a steady 65-degree temperature indoors.”

The average lifespan of a furnace ranges from around 15 to 25 years, depending on how well it is maintained. Keep in mind that proper maintenance, which includes cleaning or replacing the filter regularly and keeping it clear of dirt and debris, is a MUST when it comes to increasing efficiency.

It’s also important to consider the size of your home. Larger homes require more energy to heat and therefore will take a longer amount of time to see the payoff. This will help when making your decision on whether or not to upgrade.

For more information about upgrading or replacing your home’s heating system, ABC Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric a call today! We’ll send one of our expert Comfort Consultants for a free consultation to discuss the options with you.

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