Oakland, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) February 27, 2014
As the end of winter approaches, it may seem like a strange time to consider investing in a new furnace, but it is actually the most ideal time for homeowners to consider this option. Since furnaces are still in use, it is a good time to pay attention to any issues that may indicate the furnace is approaching the end of its lifespan. Metro Heating & Cooling recommends noting the following signs:
Age is the best indication that a furnace may be in need of replacement. The average lifespan of a furnace is around 16-20 years depending on the initial quality and the maintenance performed over the years. It’s wise to start looking for a replacement as the furnace approaches this age range. It is easier to research and compare prices when there isn’t an urgent need to replace a furnace, rather than when the furnace has stopped functioning.
Pay attention to energy bills. Has the gas or electric bill been higher than normal for no apparent reason? Older furnaces work less efficiently and may have to be on longer or more frequently, which can impact energy bills.
If the furnace is older and there have been issues or repairs in the last few years, that can be an indication that parts are wearing out. While some issues and repairs are normal and expected, several repairs towards the end of a unit’s lifetime may not be worth the expense. The money could be better spent on a new furnace that won’t need frequent repairs and won’t need to be replaced in the near future.
Other obvious signs, such as strange noises, the inability to keep the house warm, excessive dust in the air, and dry air being circulated throughout the house, can all indicate that a furnace is in need of repair and if it’s older, it may need to be replaced. A new furnace can save money but it can also keep the home more comfortable. When Oakland furnace installation is needed, contact Metro Heating & Cooling for more information.
About Metro Heating & Cooling
Metro Heating & Cooling is a family owned and operated HVAC company serving the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas since 1957. Metro Heating and Cooling is proud to have been #1 on Angie's List since 2005 and one of the top Carrier dealers in the Pittsburgh area.