Brrr It’s Cold in Here: Understanding Your Furnace

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Your furnace is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your household; it gets you through the winter warm and healthy. So, it is necessary to keep an eye on its health too! It can be difficult to understand whether to repair or replace your furnace when problems begin to arise.

How to Tell if Your Furnace Needs Attention or Replacement

Assess the Age of Your Furnace

First is the age of your furnace. If it is over 15 years old then you should consider replacing it, but if it is under 10 years old then repairing it should be sufficient. Also, you should consider replacing the furnace if you have had over 2 repairs and it is still not functioning to its full ability or if the repair prices are over one-third of the price of the furnace itself.

Watch for Rising Energy Costs

A rise in energy costs is not just down to external factors, it can be down to the furnace losing its efficiency and wasting more energy than it is using. A repair can do the trick, but if repair prices are over one-third of the furnace’s worth then you should seriously consider replacing it.

Listen for Unusual Noises

Another indication that your furnace needs replacing is if it is making unusual noises such as rattling, popping, screeching, or humming and what part of the furnace these noises are coming from.

Your Local Trane Dealer Can Help Repair or Replace Your Furnace

If you are having issues with your furnace and you are planning to move within the next few years, a new and efficient furnace can be a very desirable feature for potential buyers. Each furnace is individual, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your current furnace, feel free to get in touch with your local Trane dealer.

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