As we approach a new year and colder weather, you turn to your furnace to heat your Webster Groves, MO, home. There are obvious signs that your old system is past its prime, and it’s time to replace it. To help you identify the signs, here are some of the indications that you need to upgrade.

Increasing Energy Bills

During the summer and winter seasons, energy bills rise due to increased AC and heater usage. However, keep track of your yearly and monthly spending.

If you notice a continuous rise, yet you have not changed how you use your furnace, then it’s a sign that your HVAC system isn’t working well. Consider replacing it since a faulty system could cost you more in energy bills and still not work efficiently.

Frequent Repairs

All machines break down once in a while, but if your furnace continually requires repairs, then there is a problem. Furnace repairs could end up being more costly than the price of a new system. Consult an HVAC professional when you need to replace your system.

Inconsistencies in Performance

As your furnace ages, you’ll notice that your home isn’t as comfortable as it used to be. Temperatures could fluctuate from time to time without any reason. Also, blockages in the ductwork or leaks could cause inconsistencies.

You may also notice that the indoor air quality has decreased, which means that your system can’t filter air reliably. The decision to repair or replace your furnace will depend on the system’s age and the number of times you have repaired it before.

Age of Your System

HVAC systems have an approximate lifespan of about 10 to 15 years. If your furnace is reaching the end of its lifespan, it may be more cost-effective to replace it than repair it. Using an old furnace could mean expensive utility bills and underperformance of your system.

Contact C & G Heating & Cooling to discuss starting the new year with a brand-new furnace. If you notice any of the signs above, we’ll be happy to help ensure your home’s comfort.

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