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5 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Furnace

Is your furnace nearing the end of its life? Here are five signs that it might be time for you to say goodbye to your old furnace and upgrade to a newer model.

Knowing when to replace your furnace is important because it keeps you warm and can save you money in the long run. 

Let’s dive into those five signs so you can make an informed decision about replacing your furnace.

Age of the System

Generally, furnaces should last between 15-20 years. If your furnace is older than 20 years, then it is likely time for a replacement. Although an old system may still be functioning, a newer system like a high efficiency heat pump system  will run more efficiently and save you money on energy costs over time. Right now you can save up to $6500 on eligible Heat Pump upgrades through the Canada Greener Homes grant. 

High Energy Bills

Does your energy bill keep getting higher and higher every month? This could be a sign that your current system isn’t working as efficiently as it used to. A newer model would help with energy efficiency, which ultimately means lower energy costs.

Strange Noises or Smells

If your furnace is emitting strange noises or smells while running, this could mean something serious is happening with the unit itself. It could be something minor that can easily be fixed, but if the problem persists, it might be best to replace the unit since repairs can become expensive.

Frequent Repairs

If you feel like you’re calling for repairs on your furnace multiple times throughout the year, replacing it will be less expensive in the long run than continuing with all these repairs. Investing in a new unit will pay off in terms of fewer repair costs down the road.

If you’re not ready to give up on your current unit but you’re worried about surprise costly repairs you may want to add a maintenance or protection plan to your aging appliance.

Units Installed Incorrectly or Poorly Maintained

If your current unit was installed incorrectly or was poorly maintained throughout its life span, then even if it isn’t old yet, it may need to be replaced anyways due to safety issues associated with improper installation or maintenance practices of an HVAC system.

Many factors go into deciding whether you should replace your furnace. Knowing these five signs helps ensure that you make an informed decision regarding when to replace yours so that you can stay safe and save money in the long run! 

Whether yours has seen better days or not, we recommend having a qualified HVAC technician come out and inspect your system annually so they can help determine if any repairs need to be done or if replacement is necessary. That way, no matter what condition yours is currently in, you can rest easy knowing a professional has given their opinion on how best to handle any issues before they become major problems down the road!

Interested in a free on-site quote to replace your aging system in Courtice, Bowmanville and the Durham Region? Contact us at Ashton Heating & Cooling any time at 905-240-6055.


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