How Do I Know When It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?
Let’s face it—even the most reliable of furnaces have to be replaced at some point.
If the heating system in your Marble Falls home is malfunctioning, it’s best to address the issue as soon as possible. But keep in mind that replacing your furnace rather than repairing it may be your best option.
AAA Air Control is here to keep you prepared and informed. Our team of professionals will provide you with everything you need to know about your heating and cooling systems. We can help you determine when it’s time to replace the outdated furnace in your Texas home.
Signs You Need to Replace Your Furnace
Here are several signs that indicate it’s time to replace your older furnace:
- Your furnace is approaching or at the end of its life expectancy.
If you’ve kept up with routine professional maintenance over the years, your furnace will run strong for 15 to 20 years. Consider the age of your furnace—at the 10-year mark, start monitoring the repairs and energy bills. If they keep going up, it’s time for a replacement.
Don’t skip the annual tune-ups and inspections. Little to no furnace maintenance can result in your system operating inefficiently and reduce its service life.
- The system is no longer operating efficiently.
Is your heat cranked up but still not keeping you warm and comfortable? An inefficient furnace not only fails to perform well—it can cost you more money down the road.
A more efficient furnace will use less energy to operate and provide more than enough heat throughout your home, so you’ll be left feeling cozier than you ever have.
The newer furnaces that are available today are far more efficient than older models. Opt for an ENERGY STAR® qualified furnace—these can be up to 15 percent more efficient than traditional furnaces.
- Your heating bills are more expensive than they once were.
Your furnace could be responsible for your skyrocketing heating bills or energy expenses. Unless you are cranking up the thermostat, the issue could be a result of your furnace not running efficiently.
- You’ve already spent a good amount of money on several repairs.
Has your furnace already been repaired a handful of times? Be careful about how much money you’re putting toward an aging system—it’s not going to operate forever. On top of all the repair costs, you’ll have to purchase a new system at some point anyway. If you’re scheduling more than two repairs in a season, put that money toward a new system.
- You have poor air quality.
Are you concerned about your indoor air quality (IAQ)? If you’ve tried adding an air purification system and scheduling an air duct cleaning service but still notice a problem with your air quality, the root cause could be your older, outdated furnace.
The older your furnace is, the more likely it is to struggle with providing the appropriate amount of moisture in the air. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, the lack of ideal air quality could leave you feeling terrible in your home. You may notice symptoms like wheezing, sneezing, or coughing. A newer furnace will encourage far better indoor air quality, so opt for the upgrade.
Speak with Our Furnace Professionals
If you are unsure whether it’s time to replace the furnace in your Marble Falls, TX, home, speak with our AAA Air Control experts. We will inspect your current system and recommend the most appropriate action for you to take so that you remain comfortable and enjoy optimal efficiency. Give our team of professionals a call at 830-220-5211 or request service online.