Do You Need a New Furnace?

Posted on: 5 January 2022

One thing is clear: you should not do a heating installation on your own. There are too many electrical and ductwork areas to address to make this a professional job only, even if you have some experience with HVAC systems. That being said, it's wise to know when you need a new furnace, especially when you've just bought your home or you have had the same heating system for some time.

Your HVAC specialist will come to your home and inspect the ductwork as well as the heating unit itself, and if you have gas heat, will make sure the appliance is not emitting dangerous levels of carbon monoxide into the home. Then, they will inspect the unit entirely to ensure it has a safe and efficient heat output and address any minor repairs that need to be done. If you need a new heater, then it's time to consider heating installation. Here are signs you might need a furnace replacement.

1. Your furnace is constantly on

Unless you have the heat set up to a very high temperature or it's below freezing outside, there's no reason why your furnace should be constantly kicked on and running. This not only makes your electric or energy bill go up, but it also creates cause for alarm if your furnace can't seem to kick off. If your home doesn't feel any warmer than usual but the furnace is still running all the time, then the unit might be too small for the space it's heating (your home) or the thermostat might be broken or other issues going on.

If your furnace cannot heat your entire home, there's little you can do other than get a larger unit. Your heating installation can be done as soon as your new furnace is in stock.

2. Your furnace is too expensive to fix

Should you call your HVAC specialist to inspect your heater and it turns out to need repairs, be prepared to have these repair costs exceed the worth of your furnace. If your unit is older or in desperate need of repairs, it might be easier and more cost-effective to just do a furnace replacement than it would be to repair the unit you have. This is because the parts, labor, and other investments you'd have to otherwise put into your furnace will add up, and in many cases exceed or come close to the costs of just getting a newer, more efficient furnace.

For more insight, contact local heating installation services. 


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