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Four Signs It Is Time to Replace Your Furnace

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A properly maintained propane or heating oil furnace could last 15 years or more. But eventually, parts will wear down and heating system efficiency will suffer – and if you wait too long for a furnace upgrade, you will end up spending more money on heating repairs than the unit itself is actually worth.

The big question is, how long is “too long?” To answer that question, you will have to be on the lookout for signs that your furnace starting to fail; once you see them, you can make a well-informed upgrade decision.

Four signs it is time to replace your furnace

Here are four signs that the time to replace your furnace is drawing near:

  • Age – Your furnace may be functioning, but that doesn’t mean replacing it won’t be a better move than repairing it. In many cases, a heating equipment upgrade will pay for itself in just a few years based on efficiency improvements alone – not to mention that you will feel more comfortable in your Ontario home and worry less about a sudden breakdown of your equipment.
  • A drop-off in performance – When your furnace doesn’t produce warm air the way it used to, despite ongoing maintenance and repairs, replacement could be your only viable option.
  • Higher bills – Compare this year’s heating oil or propane delivery bills to those of previous years. Notice an upward trend? That could mean that the efficiency of your equipment is decreasing – a telltale sign that it is time to replace your equipment.
  • More frequent repairs – More frequent service calls could indicate a fundamental flaw in your equipment that can’t be fixed without a major overhaul – if it can indeed be fixed at all. If you have older equipment, it’s probably time for a heating system upgrade.

The key, as always, is to educate yourself about your new furnace purchase; the more you know, the better choice you will make.

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