We understand that many homeowners aren’t quite sure when their furnaces need to be replaced. That’s OK – we’re here to help. Here are some of the most common signs that it is no longer feasible to continue repairing your furnace, and that replacement is probably your best option now.
Carbon Monoxide Leak
A carbon monoxide leak is one of the most hazardous problems that can develop with your furnace. Carbon monoxide is known as a silent killer because people are unable to detect it at very low levels, which can still cause unconsciousness.
If you think that your system may be leaking this toxic gas, shut your system off and call Armor Air today. We’ll come out, assess the situation and ensure that your family and home are safe.
The System Is 15 Years Old or More
If your furnace is at least 15 years old, congratulations! Many furnaces don’t last that long. In fact, without routine preventative maintenance, a lot of furnaces only last about a decade. On a positive note, if your furnace is 15 years or older, you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised at the features of modern units. Ask our pros about the increased efficiency and more fluent operation of new furnaces.
If your furnace is at least 10 years old, or if it has required repair once or more in the past, replacement might be a feasible option for you. Having a new furnace installed will guarantee that you’re not going to need expensive repairs anytime in the near future.
Significant Increase in Energy Costs
If your heating bills last winter kept increasing with no obvious explanation, it could have been due to developing inefficiency in your furnace or its related components. It might be time for a replacement soon. Schedule a consultation with one of our professionals. We will inspect your unit and evaluate it, and then offer you honest advice about your best options. We will never try to upsell you on anything.