Signs That You Need to Replace Your Furnace

Winter is here, and homeowners are starting to rely on their furnaces to keep warm on a regular basis. For some homeowners, however, this winter will be the death of their furnaces. No matter how well you take care of a furnace, it can’t last forever. The sooner you can recognize that your furnace is reaching the end of its life, the sooner you can have it replaced. You don’t want to have your furnace suddenly give out on you in the middle of one of the coldest months of the year, after all. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you should replace your furnace this winter.


Furnaces are manufactured to last right around 20 years. Though they can be kept operating long after that point (with enough effort and money) it really starts to become expensive to operate a furnace older than 20 years. If your furnace reaches that age, you should consult with a professional about replacing it.

Efficiency Drops

As a furnace gets older, it will start to accumulate more wear and tear. The wear and tear will cause the system to experience a steady decline in efficiency over time, which will force it to stay on for longer and longer to compensate. This will result in higher monthly bills, which is a primary sign that your furnace is getting to the end of its life. If your heating bills are going up for no apparent reason, you may need a new furnace.

Repair Spikes

The average furnace needs repairs less than once a year. In an older furnace, however, parts are far more likely to fail in rapid succession. If you have to have your furnace repaired every few months, it’s a definite sign that you need a new one.

Call Certified Air Systems, Inc. for comprehensive furnace replacement services throughout Maitland, FL.

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