The decision to buy a new furnace is one of the biggest expenditures that most homeowners will face. There are a number of things to consider as you contemplate such a purchase, and it is wise to examine all of the factors because the future safety and comfort of your family depends on it.
Here are seven signs that it is time to consider furnace replacement.
- Your current furnace is more than 10 years old.
- Energy bills are busting your budget.
- Furnace is making strange noises.
- Carbon monoxide has been detected.
- Your HVAC system is in need of expensive repairs.
- Dry conditions in your home.
- Excessive humidity in your house.
If any one of the above statements are true then you want to move toward furnace replacement as soon as possible. If two or more are true, act today.
The most important consideration in replacing a furnace should be the safety of your family. The threat of carbon monoxide poisoning is nothing to take a chance with, so if the gas has been detected or there is a crack in your heat exchanger replace the furnace. By the same token, excessive humidity or extremely dry conditions can also pose threats and the condition of your furnace could be responsible.
Another reason for furnace replacement is to save money. The new furnaces operate much more efficiently than older models and will cut your energy bill. The Department of Energy recommends than any furnace over 15 years old be replaced even if it is in good working order.
If you have any questions about furnace replacement in the Asheville area, contact the service professionals at Smoky Mountain Heating & Air. We can help you determine if it is time for a new furnace and help you find the best deal.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about furnace replacement and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
Smoky Mountain Heating & Air services Asheville, North Carolina and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!
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