Can your furnace be repaired again, or is it just time to say “enough is enough” and replace it? There are some things that you should consider when making this difficult decision.
- The air is stale: Older units aren’t as able to keep the air in your home fresh and clean, as they once were. It may be time to move on from your current unit if your home has become stale, dusty, or stuffy.
- Flame color: It is possible that your house is receiving carbon monoxide if your furnace’s flame is yellow instead of blue. This gas is hazardous to your family’s health and can even be fatal in large doses. If your pilot is any color but blue, please consult a specialist technician immediately.
- High running costs: An increase in the cost of your gas or electric bill while using your furnace is a sign that the unit is working inefficiently. This means it is using more energy than it should to function properly. Maintenance on your unit will allow the technician to pinpoint the problems and rectify them, returning your heating unit to its former, cost-efficient self.
- Repair history: Furnaces that need repair every 2-3 years, even when annual maintenance is carried out, are costing you more than it would cost to purchase a new heater. Consult a technician and weigh up your options before making an informed decision.
My Furnace Has One of These Problems, What Should I Do?
It is imperative that you call and have your furnace looked at immediately if you have any of these issues. Our experts can assess whether your unit can be repaired or needs to be retired. It is a dreaded thought, having to replace your trusty heater, but it can end up saving you money on your energy and hospital bills. We offer finance options on all furnace replacements to further assist our customers with this costly event.
We here at Efficiency Heating, Cooling & Fireplaces have been serving our community for over 30 years. We are dedicated to providing professional and honest service.
Please call Efficiency Heating, Cooling & Fireplaces and schedule an appointment today.