How Will I Know When to Replace My Furnace?


It might be hard to know exactly when your heating system is going to fail or how often you should replace your furnace. However, your heating system can display clues that it’s close to permanent failure. Here are several of the most usual signs of needing furnace installation.

1. Furnace Age

With proper maintenance, most furnaces last for close to 20 years, although some may last even longer. If yours is nearing that age, it’s time to initiate planning for furnace replacement. That way, you won’t have an interruption in comfort when your furnace finally gives out.

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2. Furnace Repair Frequency and Cost

Furnace repair if this happens. If your most recent bills are over half the cost of a new furnace or our experts are incessantly fixing your heating system, you should start thinking about replacing your furnace.

3. Decreased Comfort and Increased Heating Bills

Your furnace loses efficiency as it ages. Because of reduced performance, your comfort and heating bills can suffer.

Here are a couple of signs that your furnace is struggling:

  • Your furnace starts and stops too often, even if you responsibly change the air filter.
  • Your furnace blows cold air even when the filter is clean.
  • You have trouble regulating the temperature in your home.
  • You’re constantly adjusting the thermostat because your home seems too cold.
  • Your energy bills are skyrocketing.

Furnace installation might help you reduce your heating bills, even if you keep your thermostat the same. That’s because newer furnaces are much more efficient at producing heat from fuel.

For example, an old 80% AFUE furnace wastes 20% of the fuel it consumes, while a newer 95% high-efficiency model only wastes 5%. Those savings in HVAC energy-efficiency ratings can really add up over its lifetime!

4. Strange Furnace Noises

It’s expected for your furnace to create some noise as it heats your home. But furnace noises like rattling, banging or screeching may mean there’s something severely wrong with it. Because these problems can be expensive to repair, it’s often smarter to get a new furnace.

5. Yellow Burner Flames

When your furnace is working like it’s supposed to, its burner flames are blue. If you find yellow flames, it means your furnace isn’t burning fuel very effectively and may even be producing harmful carbon monoxide. A furnace with carbon monoxide concerns is a safety hazard and needs to be replaced right away.

Related Topic: How to Properly Mount a Carbon Monoxide Detector Near A Furnace

Should I Replace My Furnace and Air Conditioner at the Same Time?

It’s often less expensive to replace your furnace and air conditioner at the same time. Plus, you’ll also enjoy greater energy efficiency year-round.

Here’s when you should replace both systems at the same time:

  • Your furnace and air conditioner are more than 15 years old.
  • You want to install a high-efficiency air conditioner soon, which might not be compatible with an older model.
  • You want to boost your energy savings with a smart thermostat, which often doesn’t work with older heating and cooling equipment.
  • Installation is difficult.
  • You don’t want to have to worry about heating and cooling repairs in the next few years.

Knowing when to schedule furnace installation can be tough and stressful. Our experts at Service Legends have an A+ in home comfort, so you can count on them to help you make the right decision. Get started by calling us to request your free home comfort assessment today!

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What to Anticipate During Furnace Installation

Here’s what will happen when we hook up your new heater.

  • Tidy installation—When we’re inside, we’ll wear shoe booties to defend your flooring from any dust we might bring in. We set up protective cloths around the installation location to avoid messes.
  • Expert services—Our technicians have obtained some of the most distinguished technical certifications in the business.
  • A thorough check—After everything’s finished, we go through a sheet to make sure your heating equipment is working like it should before we leave.
  • Exceeding expectations—We’ll hook up your new furnace to match local code. And we’ll regularly go beyond expectations, for the most outstanding work anywhere.

Set Your Furnace Installation Right Away with Service Legends

Need an extra reason to buy a furnace from Service Legends?

Your new furnace includes a free membership plan. This provides you with a head start on suitable furnace service and keeps your warranty valid.

Give us a call or contact us online to request your appointment now.

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