The best way to determine if your furnace needs replacing is to consult with an HVAC service provider. A service technician can thoroughly assess the condition, safety and efficiency of the system better than anyone else.

Consider calling a technician if:

  • Your furnace is more than 10 years old.  These units typically operate at only 50% efficiency. Some older units can operate at as little as 35% efficiency.
  • Your carbon monoxide detector is going off.  This can be a sign of a cracked heat exchanger in your furnace – a potentially deadly situation.
  • The system has not been serviced within the last two years.
  • Your heating bills have gradually increased over the past several months.
  • Your home does not feel like it is heating consistently from room to room or floor to floor.
Although it is not inexpensive to replace a furnace, it is possible to make up the cost within a few years due to the increased efficiency of a new system.  In addition, homeowners who install new, certified, energy efficient furnaces can qualify for federal tax credits.
Apollo Home can help you determine if the timing is right to make this investment, and if you mention today’s blog entry, you’ll receive a complimentary assessment from one of our qualified technicians. Click here and put “blog – complimentary assessment” in the comment box.