The average life expectancy of any furnace or air conditioner is 15-20 years. Sooner or later you'll need to replace your system.
We understand this may be an unbudgeted expense, therefore, we offer a variety of payment means
to meet your needs.
We also offer a FREE one year Service Agreement
with an entire system replacement.
Signs your furnace may be failing
A good place to start is to compare your furnace's age to the national average.
The average life expectancy of furnaces in homes today is between 15 and 20 years.
If your furnace is close to this age or older, you should begin shopping.
Shopping for a replacement furnace in an emergency does not allow time to make your best decision.
Most people prefer to replace their furnace as a planned home improvement rather than a panic replacement when your furnace is faltering or failed. For starters, look at your furnace to see if you have a pilot light. If you do, it is almost certain to be over 25 years old!
Increased Utility Bills
Rising gas and electric prices are not the only reason for high bills.
Furnaces often lose their efficiency as they age especially if they have not been properly maintained.
As a result your furnace may run longer to provide the same amount of heat.
This will cause your gas & electric bills to go up.
The money you pay the gas & electric company every month could be used to pay for a new furnace.
Furnaces are like cars. As they age, you can replace one part only to have to replace another part next year.
It doesn't take long to spend $500 just to keep the old furnace running.
Furnaces incur the most breakdowns in the last 2 years of their lives.
Another repair sign is whether you had to wait to get parts replaced.
As a furnace ages, it gets harder to get replacement parts. This waiting can really be cold on a below zero night.
Flame Color on Gas Furnaces
A yellow or flickering flame may be a sign that poisonous carbon monoxide could be created by your furnace.
Other possible signs of carbon monoxide are: Streaks of soot around furnace; Absence of an upward draft in your chimney;
Excess moisture found on windows, walls, or other cold surfaces; Excessive rusting on flue pipes, other pipe connections,
or appliance jacks; Small amount of water leaking from the base of the chimney, vent, or flue pipe;
Rust on the portion of the vent pipe visible from the outside.
Old furnaces often lack the ability to moisturize and clean the air in your home.
Your house air may feel stuffy or stale. Does anyone in your family suffer from allergies to airborne dust, mold,
pollen, viruses or dander? Or does anyone suffer from dry nose, dry throat, or dry skin?
Other signs may be frequent dust accumulation, static shocks, drooping plants, furniture cracking and
musical instruments that do not stay in tune. These signs all suggest that your old furnace is not capable of
providing you with the comfort you and your family may want.
Old furnaces often start to make some strange noises as they get toward the end of their life.
Have you heard any banging, popping, rattling, or squealing noises coming from your furnace?
Another noise is when you hear the furnace blower running excessively.
Does your blower turn on & off frequently or does it blow cold air sometimes?
If so, this is a sign that your furnace may need to be replaced.