Winter is on its way to Wisconsin, which means your furnace will soon be running nonstop for months to come. However, not all furnaces will make it through the season. At RJ Heating and Air Conditioning, we see it all the time. That’s why we’re sharing common signs that will help you know if you need a new furnace installation in this blog. See for yourself if a new system can protect your comfort this season, then call us to set up an appointment with our Carrier® experts.
Signs Your Furnace Needs to Be Replaced
1. Rising Energy Bills
If you notice your energy bill keeps climbing but you haven’t made any major adjustments to your home temperature, this could signal that your furnace is getting more and more inefficient.
2. Your Furnace Is Between 15 and 20 Years Old
Nothing lasts forever, no matter how well it’s maintained. This could be the case with your furnace. So if yours is getting up there in age–about 15 to 20 years old or older–it’s probably time for a new furnace installation.
3. An Unevenly Heated Home
Are there rooms in your house that your heat doesn’t seem to reach? Or does your home just feel cooler throughout, even when you turn up your thermostat? It could either be because your furnace is the wrong size for your house or because it can no longer provide the same level of comfort as it used to. In either case, you should contact us to discuss a new furnace installation.
4. Frequent Breakdowns
If you’ve made numerous furnace repairs over the past few years, this could be a sign that your furnace needs to be replaced altogether. It could be more cost-efficient than spending more money to maintain an old system.
5. The Furnace Is Cracked or Rusting
If you notice visible cracks or rust on your furnace, chances are that it’s time for a replacement. Both are signs that your system is deteriorating–and that it may be on its last leg.
6. Increased Dust in Your Home
Another telltale sign that it’s time for a new furnace installation is an increased amount of dust throughout your house. When a furnace is running properly, it will capture some of this dust and trap it in its air filter. When your furnace is old and not functioning properly, it fails at this, which forces that dust to circulate and settle elsewhere.
Do You Need a New Furnace This Fall?
If it looks like a new furnace installation is inevitable for you this year, trust the experts at RJ Heating to recommend the right product for you. We will come to your home, evaluate your existing system, and provide you with options that will fit within your budget. Call us today at 414-463-1140 so we can get in touch right away.