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When It’s Finally Time to Replace Your Furnace

The world would be a much different place if we didn’t need to constantly maintain our technology and replace it when it ran its course. Think about how your life would be if you had the same car you drove when you were 16, or the same computer you purchased in the early 2000s.

In reality, technology wears down with age and eventually needs to be replaced. Your heating technology is no exception to that rule, and it’s just another expense of being a homeowner.

And in those moments when you’re nervous about a new system replacement, we can help. Our team specializes in detecting when furnace replacement in Yakima, WA might be the best option for your home and budget going forward. This blog will help you recognize those signs and make the most cost-effective choice for your lifestyle.

The Lifespan of a Furnace

Furnaces are only really designed to last between 10–15 years, and that’s with years of routine maintenance. If a furnace has been left neglected, then it would be lucky to last 8 years. This is just the reality of this kind of technology, which undergoes a tremendous amount of long-term stress.

However, there is a saving grace to all of this. Furnaces are also some of the most affordable systems to maintain and replace. If your furnace is reaching the end of its 10–15 year lifespan, you might want to consider upgrading it to one that will take advantage of modern technology like electric ignition systems, powerful blower fans, and efficient methods of burning fuel.

Frequent and Frustrating Issues

What if your furnace hasn’t quite reached the end of its lifespan but it’s starting to give you headaches? This is a situation that can require a furnace replacement to fix.

For instance, a furnace should only require occasional repairs. They’re designed to work well for long periods of time with only preventative maintenance being a requirement on a yearly basis. But if you find yourself calling for repairs as frequently, if not more, than how often you’re calling for maintenance, then something is clearly wrong.

Frequent issues or the constant need for repairs is a strong sign that your furnace is on its way out and needs to be replaced. Not only are the components in your furnace starting to fail, but this can be a nightmare to deal with in your personal life. Needing to be home at certain times a year for repairs can be debilitating and extremely stressful.

Better Efficiency and Operation

A furnace is supposed to work quietly in the background so you can enjoy the comfortable warmth it provides. This can all be achieved with efficiency and performance.

A well-performing furnace will give you powerful heat that feels great throughout the coldest days of the year. If it’s not reaching this point, then it needs to be replaced by a system that can.

An efficient furnace won’t cost too much to run from month to month. This is tricky, but make sure you pay attention to your heating bills to notice any spikes in fuel usage from an old system that might need to be replaced.

Trust Americool Heating & Air Conditioning for your next furnace replacement–where your comfort is our business.

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