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Repairing vs. Replacing Your Furnace

Like most things in life, your furnace won’t last forever. However, if you aren’t well-versed in your home’s HVAC system, you may have a difficult time determining whether or not your furnace needs to be repaired or replaced. On average, furnaces run well for about 12 years before they begin to show signs of wear and tear. Being aware of the warning signs that your furnace is beginning to taper out can help you pinpoint when to call us for HVAC installation in Clayton. We often experience the following concerns with our clients:

Your Energy Bill is Increasing

Nobody likes to see an energy bill that is getting higher and higher every month. If you notice this is the case for you and your family hasn’t changed any habits, this is a red flag. A significant change in your heating bill likely means that your furnace is consuming too much energy, as it is working too hard to keep your house warm. It’s natural for your furnace’s parts to begin to wear down over time. If your furnace is less than 15 years old and the repair cost is less than half of a replacement, you can have the inefficient parts replaced. However, if your furnace is nearing the end of its life and the repair costs are high, it’s better to replace the system altogether.

Your Furnace Was Installed Over 15 Years Ago

Even if your furnace was high-quality at one point, it won’t run efficiently forever. Factors that determine how long your furnace will last include the brand, how high-quality the furnace is, the climate in which you live and many more. While it’s tempting to skip HVAC installation in Clayton and opt for a repair instead, this won’t get you the most out of your system.

Strange Noises Coming From Your Furnace

Hearing odd noises coming from your furnace is never a good sign. While it’s typical for your furnace to make a noise when it is turned off or on, sounds such as rattling, screeching or humming could point to a bigger problem. The noise could be the result of an unbalanced motor, loose ductwork or deteriorating parts.

At Classic Aire Care, we take pride in swiftly helping you and your family with your HVAC needs. If you’re fighting with your furnace or your thermostat to stay comfortable this winter, please contact our team today to get started.

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