4 Undeniable Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Furnace

Have you ever asked yourself, “What’s that sound coming from the furnace room again?”; “Do we really have to call the furnace repair guy again?”; Or, “Can we just get a break on our energy bills for once?”

If any of these questions have crossed your mind in the last year, chances are good you might be looking at a furnace replacement in the near future. Like most experienced furnace companies in Edmonton, we’ve seen the signs many times. It often ends up feeling like we’re standing outside a patient’s room in a hospital, with homeowners asking soberly: “How long does she have, sir?”

If you’re worried that your furnace is about to kick the bucket, these are the top four telltale signs to look for:

  • Increased Heating Bills

If you’ve been noticing the dollars and cents creeping steadily upward on your monthly energy bills, it might be time to think about a new furnace for your home. Before you make a decision though, check your energy usage to make sure it’s not just an increase in price from your energy company.

Steady and major increases in heating bills often signal that your furnace is rapidly losing efficiency. In some cases, this foreshadows hefty repair bills and an eventual need for full replacement. 

Once you do replace your old furnace with a new, high efficiency furnace, you can look forward to lower heating bills. In fact, furnace technology is always advancing, so chances are that your new furnace will be more efficient than the old one was from the beginning. Essentially, investing in a new furnace now will save you a lot of money that would otherwise be needed to cover a costly furnace repair on an older model.. 

  • Frequent Repairs 

Nobody likes getting a furnace repair bill, but multiples are really tough to swallow. Most homeowners will have to call for furnace repairs at some point as their furnace begins to age, but if you find yourself reaching for the phone to call your local HVAC specialist for repair services more than once every few years, it might be time to reevaluate the lifespan of your HVAC system. 

  • Your Furnace is Old 

It’s perfectly normal to be sentimental about the finer things in life but, let’s be honest, when it comes to your furnace, you might just have to let go. On average, most furnaces last about 20 years before needing to be replaced. If you’ve managed to go longer than that, it might be time to give your old furnace the late retirement it deserves. This can help you avoid significant repair costs in the future. 

Be sure to have any furnaces or air conditioners installed by a professional to guarantee safety, quality heating and cooling, and a longer lifespan for your next HVAC system.

  • You’re Hearing Strange Noises from Your Furnace Room

If your furnace suddenly starts making banging, creaking, groaning, or other unsettling noises, it may be on the way out. A thorough inspection by a professional HVAC installer can help you decide how much life it has left and what can be replaced or repaired to improve the lifespan of your current furnace model. Luckily, technology is moving forward, so once you do decide to replace it, you’ll have a quieter furnace than ever before. 

Professional Furnace Replacement in Edmonton

If you need a new furnace for peace of mind, long-term savings, or better home comfort, call Max Heating and Air Conditioning for your free home estimate for a new furnace. We often carry scratch and dent models that can get you a brand-new, fully optimized furnace with just a few unfortunate beauty marks.

Not time for an upgrade quite yet?

We also offer furnace repair services in the Edmonton area, and we’re open 24 hours for emergency service. Reach out to Max Heating & Air Conditioning for all your furnace repairs, installs, and inspections.