If you have woken up in the middle of the night in winter and you’re freezing, one of two things has happened; you left the bedroom window open or your furnace has failed. If it’s the window, no problem; if it’s the furnace you are faced with having it repaired.
Everything eventually fails, including your furnace. If you have had the repair people out time and time again, it may be time to replace your furnace in DuPage County.
How do you know when the time has come to replace it?
If your furnace is no older than 15 years or so and you have kept to a strict, annual maintenance schedule you should not be faced with replacement; yet. However, as the furnace gets older you can expect that it will need repair more often, it will also give you tell-tale signs that replacement is imminent. Waiting until the middle of the night in December is no time to assess your heating system, the time to analyze the situation is when you have time to make an intelligent decision.
What is the age of your existing furnace? A furnace will normally last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. When you realize that your furnace is fast approaching “old age” now is the time to start shopping for a replacement.
Are you’re heating bills going up? As furnaces age, they naturally become less efficient, this is especially true if you have neglected routine maintenance. When your furnace has to run longer to generate the same amount of heat, fuel consumption will go up and your bills will go up with it.
How often have you had to call the repairman? Think of your car as it aged; you had one part replaced and in short order something else failed. Your furnace is no different. If you have to repair your furnace in DuPage County far too often, or parts are hard to find anymore; it is time to replace it.
Although replacing the furnace is an expense, it is equally an investment. New furnaces are far more efficient than they were in the past and as such will save you a great deal of money in operating costs over time.