Is it Time to Retire Your Furnace?
Low temperatures and a few too many snowstorms put your heating system to the test this past winter. If you think back on it, would you say that your furnace stood up to the challenge, or did it fall flat in the face of adversity? If your oil-fired furnace is over 12 years old and you were looking for a way to supplement your comfort, there’s a good chance it’s time to replace your furnace! Here are some other signs that a new furnace may be able to help you go toe-to-toe with next winter.
Rising Energy Bills
There are reasons that your energy bills should rise – if you’re using more heat due to an increase in the size of your home or your family. If, however, nothing has changed and you still find your bills are increasing, it’s likely your furnace is burning more fuel to maintain the same level of comfort it always has.
Increasing Number of Service Calls
Like with most equipment, furnaces need to undergo regular maintenance and repairs. However, if you’ve been calling more frequently within the last two years, or experiencing more system breakdowns, your furnace may be trying to tell you something about its current state!
Readjusting the Thermostat
Did you find that some rooms were too cold? Were you adjusting the thermostat over and over again to find the “sweet spot” that kept you warm? If so, your furnace may not have the ability to properly distribute the air to keep you comfortable.
Making Strange Noises
As furnaces age, they start to make noises. If you heard banging, popping, rattling or squealing noises coming from your furnace, that could be a sign of excessive wear and tear on your system over the years.
The idea of having to spend money to purchase a new furnace may not bring a smile to your face, but the potential for savings just might make it easier on you. Modern heating equipment is far more efficient than systems installed as recently as 20 years ago. You could save upwards of 40% on heating costs by purchasing new heating equipment. Contact us to learn more about new oil-fired furnace equipment.