No matter how excellent your home appliances may be, their performance will be affected and compromised as they age. Our licensed plumbers and heating and cooling specialists know that replacing any major home system often entails a significant financial commitment on the part of homeowners, but your safety is our No. 1 concern. Here at Stahl Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, keeping our prices reasonable is part of our service to our customers. If you notice any of the signs of an aging furnace described below, call us right away. Our plumbers and technicians are always ready to be of assistance to you.
As a furnace ages, it loses the ability to distribute heat at a constant rate and temperature. If you find yourself having to adjust the thermostat in your house or in a room constantly because of erratic temperatures, it could be a sign that your furnace is heading for a major breakdown.
Poor Air Quality
In addition to keeping your home warm and comfortable during the colder parts of the year, your furnace also cleans the air in your house. If you start noticing a marked decline in the quality of your indoor air, have your furnace checked by a reliable technician. It could just be a dirty filter, or it could be a sign that your furnace needs a complete overhaul or that you need a new furnace.
Higher Utility Bills
You can expect to pay higher utility bills if you had any type of major renovation done to your home like adding dormers or a sun room, but if no such change was done to your home and you notice a marked increase in your utility bills each month, consider having your furnace checked by a reliable technician. As an older furnace loses its efficiency, it consumes more fuel to maintain the normal temperature of your house. This results in higher monthly utility bills for you.
Increased Frequency of Repairs
When your furnace starts requiring repairs more often, it could be a sign that it will soon need to be replaced. Over time, repairs will be more costly than installing a new furnace. Additionally, as your furnace ages, it becomes more difficult to find parts for it.
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