Repair or Replace Your Furnace?

If your gas furnace does not heat enough or not at all, you need to act fast! A malfunctioning furnace can be a ticking time bomb. It can leak poisonous gases into your home or even start a house fire.

When your gas furnace develops a severe problem, you can either repair or replace it. So how do you know if your furnace needs repairs or replacement? Consider these factors when making a decision.

Your Furnace’s Age 

The average life expectancy of gas furnaces is 15-20 years. If your furnace is approaching the end of its service life, it makes sense to replace it as soon as possible. An old furnace will use more energy and develop problems frequently than a more efficient, newer model.

If your furnace is more than ten years old, get a professional inspection. Once your contractor gets to the root of the problem, they will be able to advise you on the best course of action.

Frequency of Repairs 

If your furnace needs frequent repairs, furnace repair in Sacramento may not be the best option and you may want to opt for replacement. If you continue using your furnace, it may break down without any warning leaving you high and dry in the middle of a cold, chilly night.

Skyrocketing Energy Bills 

Like all other household equipment, furnaces lose their efficiency as they age. A low-efficiency furnace will have to work harder and longer to produce the same amount of heat. It will use more energy than usual. If your power bill is skyrocketing, your furnace may need to be replacement.

Weird or Unusual Noises 

If your furnace makes rattling, popping, banging, or squealing noises, it could be on its last legs. These noises can result from different problems ranging from motor failure to faulty ductwork. Your contractor will check your furnace to determine whether it needs repair or a replacement.

Performance Problems  

Are some rooms in your home too cold while others are too hot? You may want to consider replacing your furnace. Temperature variations can indicate that your furnace has lost its efficiency. Other signs that you need a new furnace are short cycling and your furnace running continuously.

South Placer Heating & Air is a reputable HVAC contractor specializing in furnace repair in Sacramento.  We are committed to helping our customers get the most out of their heating and cooling systems. To schedule an inspection, call (916) 246-2089.