Our team at Builder’s Heating & Air Conditioning realizes that it can be difficult to know if the problems you are having with your furnace can be repaired or if a replacement is necessary. There may be times when your furnace is not working and you are so desperate that you go to the expense of replacing the entire unit. You might then find out that you could have had it repaired. Other times the opposite may be true. You may spend a lot of money on heating repair in Denver when what you should have done to begin with is replace your furnace altogether. Here are 3 surefire ways to know that your furnace should be replaced.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
One of the biggest reasons to have your furnace replaced is if the existing furnace is causing health concerns to you or your family. Older units might have a significant negative impact on the indoor air quality in your home. If you notice that your family members are getting sick more often with respiratory illnesses, or are exhibiting allergy symptoms like sneezing, coughing, runny nose, or fever, this might be due to your furnace.
Needs Constant Repairs
If it seems that your furnace is always in need of repairs, or that you are calling a furnace repairperson to repair it several times a year, it might be time for a new furnace altogether. With proper care and maintenance, your furnace should rarely require repairs.
An Old Unit
Although most gas furnaces will last between 20 and 30 years, this may not be an accurate figure for your unit. The length of time your furnace stays functioning depends upon how good you are at having your furnace maintained. If your furnace is old and not as efficient as it used to be, consider replacing it with a more energy efficient, updated unit. A new unit can save you a lot of money on your monthly bills as well as give you the peace of mind knowing that you have a fully functioning furnace.