As your furnace ages, it goes through various malfunctions and breakdowns. Eventually, you may be trying to decide if it’s even worth pooling more money into repairs or if you should start saving up for a new unit instead. However, if you’ve been experiencing problems for a while, you shouldn’t wait. Furnace replacement can be a key factor in ensuring your safety at home, and isn’t worth the risk of hanging on to a faulty system.
If your furnace is old and prone to breaking down, it could be spreading pollutants throughout your home along with the hot air it distributes. You can also be susceptible to:
- Higher risk of allergies and asthma from increase of dust, mould and other allergens spread by a faulty system
- Leaks can prove to be dangerous and run the risk of explosions, especially if they’re flammable
The most dangerous safety risk of all are carbon monoxide leaks. Signs of leaks include:
- Yellow/flickering flame
- Visible and unusual rust furnace pipes and other parts
- The appearance of soot around your furnace
- Water leaks around vents or chimneys
**If you suspect a carbon monoxide leak, leave your property and contact for professional service immediately. Carbon monoxide is lethal and often undetectable by anyone other than a professional.**
Aside from necessary safety precautions, furnace replacement can benefit you in the long run in terms of savings and general functionality.
Technological advancements in heating and cooling systems move quickly. A furnace built 15 years ago is significantly less efficient than a furnace built in the last year. With improved system efficiency comes improved energy use, which your utility bills will reflect.
A new furnace will likely have little to no repairs required for many years to come, saving you money. Furnace replacement will also lead to a brand-new warranty, which will cover certain costly repairs and parts replacements that you would otherwise have had to pay out of pocket.
On top of everything else, old furnaces are noisy and often smell bad. They get dirty easily and cause a lot of ruckus when they kick in and out. Not to mention the fluctuation in temperature they cause every few hours from simply being old and ineffective.
Contact JPS Furnace & Air Conditioning today. We offer great savings on heating systems when you’re ready for furnace replacement, and our professionals are always ready to help provide any HVAC service you may require.