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Will Your Furnace get you Through the Winter?

How confident are you that your heating system will get through another frigid Pennsylvania winter without any breakdowns? Here are three telltale signs that it may be time to invest in a new furnace.

Old Furnace

The typical lifespan of a furnace is around 15 to 20 years, depending on the brand and the overall usage. You can locate the model number in the owner's manual or on the unit itself to determine when the furnace was manufactured. If the furnace is over 20 years old, then it is time to consider a replacement.

High Energy Bills

If you notice that your monthly energy bills continue to increase, your furnace could be at fault. Over time, wear and tear on the components will hamper the appliance’s performance. That means maintaining comfort will be costly.

Uneven Heat

Furnaces are designed to distribute heat evenly. If your home has cold spots or if you’re constantly having to adjust your thermostat, your furnace is failing to deliver.

Frequent Repairs

Is your HVAC technician on speed dial? If your furnace has had multiples repairs in recent years, you’re likely better off replacing it. Here’s a good rule of thumb: If the cost of the repair is more than half the price of a new heating system, consider springing for the upgrade. Today’s furnaces are more efficient, saving you money in the long run.

Bottom line: Relying on your old heating system to make it through another rough Royersford winter may be a risky proposition. If you have any reason to believe your furnace won’t be up to the challenge, give us a call at (610) 600-1108. We’ll be happy to walk you through your options.