If you heat your Windermere, FL, home with a gas furnace that isn’t working as well as it once did, you may be wondering if it’s time to replace it. Fifteen to 20 years is the maximum service life for a heating system that has been well maintained. A lot will depend on the age of your system, but here are some key indicators that suggest it may be time to invest in a new furnace.

Loud Noises

Most gas furnaces make some degree of noise while running. However, if your furnace makes loud bangs, pops, squeals or runs excessively, that may be a sign your system is failing.

Uneven Heating

One sign of a failing system is the inability to maintain a consistent temperature, or there is uneven heating throughout the home. It may be having trouble pushing out enough heat to provide consistent, even heat.

Frequent Repairs

If your furnace seems to need repairs often, that may indicate that your system will need to be replaced soon. Were they minor repairs, or did you have to replace parts? Replacing parts is a significant repair and may mean your system is wearing out.

Age of Your Furnace

The age of your system may be a sign that you need to replace it. Without proper maintenance, furnaces don’t always last 20 years. If it’s older than 15 years, needs frequent repairs and you have noticed an increase in your electricity bills for no reason, you may be better off replacing your furnace.

If you are experiencing any of these problems with your furnace, call ACR Air Conditioning & Refrigeration for a solution. Our team can help you figure out if you need a new furnace and offer expert installation. We’ve been providing heating and cooling services to customers in Windermere, FL, since 1961.

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