The furnace is one of the most important investments and pieces of equipment in your home. It pays to keep track of how efficiently and effectively your warm air oil or natural gas furnace runs.
It’s rarely easy to decide whether to repair or replace your furnace. You should consider Six factors about whether it’s better to repair or replace your furnace.
1) Furnace Age
The first factor to consider is the age of your system. Older furnace models have efficiency ranges of 56%-70%, while more modern units can achieve much higher efficiency rates of up to 98.5%. The average lifespan of a furnace is 15-20 years. After the lifespan of your system, it will start to fail more often. Repairs should be adequate if your furnace is ten years old or less. However, if it has reached 12 years or more, it’s time for a replacement.
2) Change In Energy Bills
If your energy bills are rising without increasing usage, your furnace efficiency is down, which is the first hint that you need to call an expert and find out the main issue.
3) Strange Noises
Older furnaces usually make rattling, popping, or banging noises. These noises can also result in a lack of ability for your furnace to suitably moisturize the air, resulting in dry or stale air quality in your home. These are reasonable indications that your heating system needs replacing.
4) Burner Flame
A natural gas burning will produce a blue flame with a light shade of yellow at the top. However, if the flame is yellow, it indicates that the fuel combustion is incomplete, and your furnace could be generating carbon monoxide. Make sure to call an expert right away whenever this happens.
5) Uneven Heating
If your home doesn’t heat up evenly, it tends to pertain to a duct issue in your house which means your furnace will have to work twice as hard. In this case, you need to call a repairer and determine whether the issue is your duct system or if a furnace replacement is essential.
6) Frequency Of Repairs
Trying to keep an uncertain furnace functioning means potentially having no heat on cold days, and it could also end up costing you more in the end. There are two rules of thumb to keep in mind:
* Repair is your best choice whenever your repair costs are less than ⅓ of the cost of a new heating system.
* Replacement is your best choice whenever your furnace has undergone repairs that haven’t kept it functioning for years.
The frequency of unsolvable furnace problems without an expert can illustrate that your furnace can no longer bounce back.
Give us a call to inquire more about heating and furnace installation and repairs in GTA today. Concord HVAC & Plumbing serves both residential and commercial clients.