Replacing your furnace is less a matter of "if," and more a matter of "when." Most homeowners will need to call a professional for heating system replacement once every decade or so.
Putting off furnace replacement for too long can only lead to poorer comfort and unnecessary expenses. Here are three signs it's time for a furnace upgrade.
1. Frequent Mechanical Issues With Your Furnace
Wear and tear happen more quickly in furnaces than in other appliances because they are used for several hours every day.
Most new construction uses forced-air heating. These systems use a furnace to heat the air and a blower motor to distribute that heated air via ducts installed throughout the home. If the house also has a central air conditioning unit, both the AC and forced-air heating systems will utilize the same ductwork network and air handling unit.
Unlike forced-air systems, hydronic heating systems utilize water to transport heat through your home.
A furnace in excellent working condition cycles automatically between on and off functions. It turns on when the sensor detects a drop in the room temperature and goes off when you achieve desired temperature levels. The process is similar to an assistant who comes as needed and doesn't overstay; hence you are less likely to think about your unit until you experience sudden failure. When your furnace starts breaking down, it will turn on and off irregularly during the day, causing what is commonly known as short cycling.
Every homeowner needs to invest in a top-quality HVAC system, mainly if you live in an area that experiences extreme weather. The system helps you cool your home, maintain clean indoor air, and heat the house when it's cold. Unfortunately, most homeowners rarely think about the HVAC system after installing it. In fact, they often only do it when the system breaks down or develops a serious problem. And since the HVAC unit is among the greatest investments you may make, it's always wise to address the problem it develops as soon as possible.
A home's HVAC system plays an important role in the comfort of all indoor living spaces. Without a quality HVAC system, your family would have a hard time staying cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when selecting a new HVAC system for your home. You may pay close attention to the size, manufacturer, and cost of an HVAC system, but overlook the importance of the installation process.