If your heater has served your home dutifully for over 10 years, it can be difficult to know when it’s time to replace it. Most of the time repairing your furnace seems like the cheaper option to keep it running. However, you never want to waste money on a failing unit.
Ball Heating & Air Conditioning always provide honest and transparent recommendations to you about your heating system. You can trust us to use our years of expertise to recognize when a furnace replacement is necessary. If you suspect that your heater is on its last legs, keep an eye out for these signs of total furnace breakdown!
The first and foremost quality that indicates your system needs to be replaced is age. Do you know how old your heater is? You may not have owned the home at the time the heater was installed or you may have forgotten how long ago you purchased your heater. Either way, figuring out the relative age of your system is essential.
Heating systems are only designed to last about 10-15 years. If the unit is well-maintained over its life, it will likely reach those higher estimates like 15 years. However, once your unit reaches 10 years of age, repairs and deterioration are far more likely. Be aware that continuing to make costly repairs on a system that is nearing the end of its life may be more expensive than investing in a new system that performs reliably.
When a unit is young, you may spend time and money repairing it to make sure your home is heated. The older your unit gets, the more problematic repairs and other concerns become.
If your heater is emitting strange noises, blowing cold air or generally not working several times out of the year, you have a bigger problem. Continued mechanical repairs indicate that no matter how many parts you replace or adjust, the system is simply failing to work properly.
Indoor Air Quality
If you notice that your air quality is suffering, this is another sign of heater failure. You may attempt air filtration methods or other IAQ solutions, but the source of the problem could be your older unit not cleaning the air as it should.
As HVAC technology advances, your heating unit may fall into the past. If you’ve never upgraded your heating unit or thermostat, you may be ready for more precise control over your HVAC system. For example, programmable or smart thermostats could change how you use energy to heat your home. A Ball heater installation could be the perfect opportunity to invest in a more accurate and responsive system.
Let The Pros Help You Out!
Ball Heating & Air Conditioning understand the struggle of deciding to repair or replace your furnace. That’s why you can count on us to stand by you during the entire process. We’re here to give advice, make recommendations and ultimately complete a stress-free heater installation. Contact us today to speak to our friendly customer service representatives and get your service scheduled!