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Are You Ready for a New Furnace?

If there’s one thing that we have in common with our neighbors up North, it’s that we all need working heaters! Sure, our winters aren’t nearly as brutal, but still, we like to be warm—isn’t that why we are in the South?

Of course, furnaces are by far the most popular method of home heating, and if you’ve got one in your home, then you know how great they really are! But still, even the best furnaces will require a replacement at some point. Below, we have listed some of the tell-tale signs that your furnace needs to be replaced. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to schedule your heating services in Birmingham, AL with our team!

So, Do You Need a New Furnace?

There are plenty of signs that suggest the time has come to  replace your furnace, including:

It’s Old

Although built to last, the average lifespan of a furnace is anywhere between 10 and 15 years. An older furnace is simply not going to be as efficient as a newer model. As the system ages, it is likely to accumulate stress from everyday wear and tear, leading to costly repairs and decreased efficiency.

It Needs Repair After Repair

Sure, your furnace will require repair services from time to time. However, if you have found yourself in the position of calling for repairs more than a couple of times per year, it might be time for a replacement. As a rule of thumb, if you are spending 50% or more the cost of a  new system on repairs, then it is definitely time to replace your system.

It No Longer Keeps You Warm

The primary role of your furnace is to provide heat for the entire home, so of course, you don’t want to be wasting your time with a system that can no longer do just that! If your furnace is no longer able to keep up with your household’s unique comfort needs, then it is a good idea to talk to your local HVAC professionals about a replacement.

You Are Paying More and More

We always recommend keeping a close eye on your monthly heating bills — if you find that you are paying more and more just to keep your home comfortable, then more than likely, it is time to think about a replacement. Don’t pay more than you should have to for heat!

Consult With a Professional

If you suspect that the time has come to replace your furnace, be sure to contact your local HVAC professionals. Only a professional has the tools, knowledge, and experience to safely and correctly remove your old, outdated system and put a new one in its place.  Trust us, when it comes to your comfort, you don’t want to take any risks — be sure to hire a professional if you want the job done right the first time around!

For all your heating needs, contact the team at Douglas Cooling & Heating. Your experience is what matters most! 

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