Electrical, Heating & Cooling Services in Lake County & Beyond

Do I Need to Replace My Furnace?

Nothing is more frustrating than losing a furnace either right before or during those long, cold winter months. Luckily, your furnace will give warning signs it’s on its last legs before going out forever. Watch for these four red flags that mean it’s time for a replacement.

1. Age

Even if the furnace is working great and hasn’t shown any other signs of failing, its age alone is enough to signify that it’s time to upgrade. After figuring out the make and model, look up the lifespan the manufacturer has given it. This typically ranges from 15 to 20 years, depending on how well it has been maintained. Besides, modern furnaces are much more efficient, saving you money on monthly heating costs.

2. Repairs

If you have your furnace technician on speed dial, it’s time to consider retiring your old unit. Consider this: if repairing your heating system is half the cost of a replacement, you’d be better off buying a new one. You’ll have a more reliable system, and you won’t be shelling out money on frequent fixes.

3. Rust or Cracking

Visually, the furnace should only have minor wear and tear. If there’s rust or cracking, you should get the unit replaced immediately. Damage to the outside typically indicates internal damage.

4. Uneven Heating

A good furnace can distribute heat evenly. All rooms should maintain the same temperature. If some rooms are notably much colder than others, there’s a good chance your furnace has lost its efficiency, something that means higher electric bills for you.

If you notice any of these telltale signs from your furnace, don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact All Services at (219) 233-2066 to have a professional diagnose any issues with your HVAC system.