Is Furnace Replacement the Right Move for You?

Remember how excited you were the day your new furnace was installed and worked so well, you thought “I’ll never be cold in my own home again!”

Ah, feels like yesterday, doesn’t it?  Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but no matter what splendid of a furnace it might have been, its days were numbered from the moment it pumped out its first measure of heat.  Nothing against you, of course, that’s just how furnaces and other home comfort systems are.

And now, back to the present.  As in, is your furnace behaving sporadically and delivering the kind of warm, steady temperatures it once did?  Here at Service Pros, we won’t know what’s going on until we thoroughly inspect it.  But if it’s an older system, “replacement” just might be the preferred option.

How would you even know to consider replacing your furnace?  Here at six common and telltale warning signs:

  • Your heating system is more than 15 years old. Not sure how old it is and you can’t locate the original paperwork?  Grab the serial number from the unit and call or visit the manufacturer’s website to ascertain the year it was made and probably installed.  Or, call the company that installed it for you and ask them.
  • Your equipment needs frequent repairs.  The older the system, the less it resembles its earlier, fully efficient self.  Wear and tear takes its toll, parts need to be replaced – the question is, how many repair bills are enough and when does it make more sense to replace than repair?  Service Pros is here to help you answer that question and make the right decision for your home and budget.
  • Some rooms in your home are too hot or too cold.  Improper equipment operation, duct problems or inadequate insulation could be the cause.
  • Your home has excessive dust.  Leaky ducts can pull particles and air from attics, crawl spaces and basements and distribute them throughout your house. Sealing your ducts may be a solution vs. replacing your furnace.
  • Your heating system is noisy.  If you have a boiler (water-based) heating system, the loud noise could be caused by high water pressure or a build-up of lime scale.  If yours is a furnace (forced air heating system), you could be hearing a whistling sound caused by gaps in the duct work.  Then there’s the banging noise a furnace makes when caused by “ignition roll-out”.

The worst thing you can do after discovering a problem is to ignore it, because whatever the cause, it’s only going to get worse.  So, for expert problem diagnosis, repair, preventive maintenance, and replacement services, contact Service Pros today.  We’re here to make all your heating problems disappear – fast!

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