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Signs Your Furnace Is Breaking Down
Every furnace starts showing signs that it is going to break down, before it actually does. These signs vary in size and scope, and sometimes they are quite subtle. Much of the time, the signs you see wouldn’t have caused a breakdown immediately, which is why it is so important to call for assistance. Some of the signs that your furnace is in decline include irregular heating or inability to reach the temperature you’ve set on the thermostat, loud noises or banging when the furnace is working, bad smells when it is working, or higher than average heating bills. If you notice one or more of these signs, call for professional attention. Foul smells coming from your gas furnace are an especially bad sign, as they can indicate a dangerous gas leak.
When Should I Have It Replaced?
Most furnaces last for up to 20 years if they are properly maintained, and if yours is reaching that limit, you may want to consider changing to a newer, more energy efficient model. Older furnaces will cost you more in monthly bills than a new furnace, and if you find that you’re paying for repairs regularly, having your furnace replaced just makes sense. You might also replace your furnace if you have been using a unit that runs on gas or oil, and want to upgrade to an electric unit.
Upgrade to a More Energy Efficient Furnace
One of the most common reasons a homeowner might choose to replace their furnace is to make their home more energy-efficient. It is widely known that gas furnaces are more efficient than electric, but did you know that a new electric furnace is more efficient than an oil-burning furnace? If you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your monthly heating bill, talk to one of Gene's Super Techs about your furnace installation options, and what type of heater is best for your home.
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Reputable Installation Is Key
When you do decide to have a new furnace installed, the quality of the installation will go a long way toward how well your furnace performs over its lifespan. This is true of gas, oil, and electric furnaces. If you run after the best deal in town or try to install it yourself, you may end up having to get it done over again when it malfunctions. Have it done right the first time, and you’ll have a heating system that never lets you down.