Deciding to replace the furnace in your Covington, Louisiana, home isn’t easy. As with any major appliance, a furnace is an investment, and you may wonder when it’s necessary to replace it. Here are three reasons it may be time to invest in a new system and give your old furnace the boot once and for all:
More Than 15 Years Old
Most older furnaces were designed to last about 18 years. Once they pass the 15-year mark, it may be a good time to start planning for a replacement. It’s also the age at which your system will probably begin to show signs of poor efficiency. That can make replacing it with a more energy-efficient system worth the investment. That’s because your new furnace will help you save your monthly utility bills.
Requires Frequent Repairs
A furnace will require many repairs in the last years of its life. That’s due to the wear and tear that has occurred on the components. If you have been making more frequent repair calls over the past couple of years, it could be a sign that your furnace won’t last much longer.
Makes Strange Noises
When your system is running correctly, you’ll hear it turn on and off. You’ll also hear a gentle flow of air through your ductwork. Other noises are typically signs of worn or broken components. These noises will get louder and more pronounced when the parts are about to fail or the furnace is close to the end of its lifespan. If you hear constant rattling, popping or banging noises, it’s time to shop for a new model.
Siener Air carries and installs some of the most advanced heating systems available today, including furnaces and heat pumps. Contact us at 504-224-8839 to schedule your installation. We’re happy to set you up with a new heater.