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Signs Your Furnace Is Due for Replacement


The first day of winter is officially behind us. But that doesn’t mean we’re due for relief from the cold weather anytime soon. Looking ahead to the new year, how confident are you that your furnace will last the winter? 

Perhaps your furnace is already giving off signs that it might not last for the entire heating season. We know how easy it can be to overlook these warning signs, especially during the chaos of the holidays. But you don’t want your furnace breaking down completely in the middle of winter.

Take a moment to try and determine if you might need furnace replacement in Gallatin County MT sooner than later. Here are some common signs that indicate your furnace may be due for replacement.

Home Comfort

Furnace performance can be a tricky thing to gauge. Perhaps you suspect your furnace isn’t heating your home as well as it has in the past. But these signs can be subtle. For example, your furnace could be taking longer to get to your desired temperature. Or it could be unevenly heating the rooms of your home. Whatever it is, you have an inkling that its performance is on the decline

Poor performance from a furnace is extremely frustrating. You pay a lot for utilities and the result should be a home that is warm and comfortable. If your furnace isn’t performing well and you’ve had it checked out, this could be a warning sign it may be due for a replacement.

Age of Furnace

If your furnace isn’t performing well and it’s old, this combination is less than ideal. The standard estimated lifespan for gas furnaces is about 10-15 years and 15-20 years for electric furnaces. Pay attention to the warning signs if your furnace is within or past its lifespan. A furnace can start to decline rapidly when it’s near the end of its service life.

Increased Energy Usage and Higher Utility Bills

Keeping track of your utility bills from month to month and year to year is a great way to assess your system’s performance. If your bills have increased with no obvious cause such as an increase in usage, this is a definite sign of poor performance. A furnace can really start to lose its efficiency during the last 2 years of its service life.

Number of Repairs

How many repairs has your furnace needed in the last few years? If you’ve had to schedule repairs 1-2 times a year, that’s getting to be too often. Another factor to consider is how much the repairs have cost. Add up the cost of your most recent repairs and compare that to the price of a new furnace. Instead of continuing to repair a furnace that is on its last legs, you’re better off spending that money on a new system.

Your Montana home deserves more than a “mediocre” heating system. It deserves a heater with the power and reliability of a central furnace to keep the inside warm and toasty all winter long.

Simplifying Heating & Cooling! That’s what we do—contact Ambient Air Solutions for furnace service.

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