Install A New Heating System In Your Upstate SC Home
Your furnace has a 16 - 20 year life expectancy, dependent on how well maintained your unit is. When your system is 16 or older, you should start considering a replacement. Call Precision Greenville Heating & Cooling to discuss installing a replacement unit if you notice the following signs of your furnace failing.
Signs Your Furnace is In Need of Replacement
Your system is over 15 and has needed repairs in the past two years. Furnaces incur most of their breakdowns in the last two years of their lifespan. Just like you can sink money into a dying car, you can spend hundreds of dollars on repairs before coming to terms with your dying furnace. Shopping around for a new furnace before you sink more money into repairs can help you save.
Your energy bills are increasing despite annual maintenance. Increasing energy costs can be a sign your system is working overtime and burning fuel to meet heating requirements. Rather than waste money on an overworked heating system, start planning for an efficient replacement.
Your house always seems to be dusty. Dusty odors and airborne dust can be a sign that your furnace is no longer able to adequately clean the air in your home. If anyone in the home suffers from allergies to animal hair, dust, dander or mold, this lack of clean air can cause a worsening of respiratory symptoms.
Your system is banging, rattling, popping or clunking. Furnaces tend to get louder as they get older. When your aging system is signaling a breakdown could be around the corner, call Precision to help you shop for the replacement heating unit you need.
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A gas furnace has an average life expectancy of around 18 years, so if yours is getting on in years, it may be time to replace it with a more energy-efficient one.
A consistent increase in your heating expenses over time may also indicate that your furnace is nearing the end of its useful life. Contact your local HVAC technician if you see a significant increase in your bill.
The cost of installing or replacing a furnace ranges from $2,793 to $6,733, with an average cost of $4,632 for materials, equipment and labor. Gas furnaces cost more to install than electric furnaces, but they tend to last longer and have greater efficiency. However, if your home is not already plumbed for gas, the installation will cost significantly more, making an electric furnace the better choice for your home.
Consider the following possibilities to help you decide whether to fix or replace your system.
- Is your furnace emitting carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that is both colorless and odorless. If your furnace is leaking carbon monoxide, it should be replaced ASAP
- How old is your furnace? A furnace should last 15-20 years before it has to be replaced. If your furnace is near the end of its working life, replacing it is probably better than repairing it.
- What does repair cost compared to replacement? When comparing the cost of a repair against a replacement, experts generally recommend replacing your furnace when repair expenses are more than 50% of the cost of a replacement.