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When to Upgrade Your Furnace


As we steadily progress into fall and temperatures decline, the time to prep your heating system for winter is now. If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to schedule preventive maintenance for your furnace to ensure that it’s prepared for the coming season.

However, even with maintenance, if you’ve been using the same gas furnace in your home for years then it may be aging to the point that you’ll be at higher risk for furnace malfunctions, unsafe operation, or even a breakdown. But how do you know when it’s time to upgrade your furnace? Keep reading to find out.

Your Furnace is Aging

The average, well-maintained furnace can last between 15-20 years. Without appropriate professional services, this lifespan will be shorter. If your furnace is approaching the two decade mark or older, then you’re in a danger zone where a breakdown and loss of efficiency are both more likely.

Your Energy Costs are Rising

A decline in the efficiency of your furnace is a big sign that your furnace needs replacement. Furnaces should maintain 95% of their energy efficiency for most of their lifetime. So you shouldn’t see a strong change in your energy costs until your furnace is reaching the final stage of its service life. Therefore, if you have an aging system, take a look at your utility bills for the last few winters to see if there are any noticeable changes.

Your Furnace Needs Frequent Repairs

Generally speaking, a furnace will need the most repairs during the last two years of its lifecycle. If you find yourself calling for repairs on a pretty regular basis (more than once a season) then your furnace is giving you a sign that it’s almost done. If your next repair is going to costs half the price or more of upgrading your furnace, then go with a new furnace.

When it comes time for a furnace replacement in your Rexburg, ID home, contact the team known for providing great service: Advanced Home Services.

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