5 Star Cooling & Heating

5 Star Cooling & Heating

70 years of serving Arlington area since 1952

When To Replace Your Furnace


It’s a tough idea to replace your furnace since we all know how costly it can get. Unfortunately, at some point, we need to say goodbye to our heating units. Here are few signs that your furnace really needs replacement.

It has reached its lifespan.

Furnaces have an estimated lifespan of 16 to 20 years. If your furnace is on the verge or has reached this age, it’s time to start thinking of replacing it. It’s good to start shopping prior to the breakdown of your system to avoid rushed decisions. You might end up purchasing low quality items for your home.

Your energy costs are out of control.

You need a furnace replacement once you notice an increase in your heating bill. As your furnace gets old, it loses its efficiency especially when it is not well maintained. Be more attentive to your annual bill because in some cases, you will experience the same warmth as before only that your energy consumption is doubled.  Although your furnace still has few more years left, it may not be good to keep it if it’s surprising you with scary energy bills.

You’re having frequent repairs.

It’s time to start looking for furnace replacement once you find yourself on a regular schedule with a technician. The rule of thumb states that if your repair cost is more than 50% of the cost of the new furnace, you might as well replace it. There are problems in your furnace which can no longer be solved by repair. Replacement may cost more, but it will save you money long term.

You experience uneven temperature.

Another sign that you need to replace your furnace is when you experience uneven temperature in your home or you keep on adjusting the thermostat to get the right temperature for your comfort. It signifies that your furnace is no longer efficient. Consider having it checked by a professional HVAC technician.

Maybe it’s time to let go of your furnace when you notice these signs in your system. If you have further questions on how and when to replace your furnace, talk to a licensed technician at Hightower Service Inc. Give us a call at 817 274 1854.

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