What You Need to Know Before Upgrading Your Furnace

Furnaces are not built to last forever. Summertime offers you the perfect opportunity to take your unit into consideration. If you wait until winter before examining your furnace, you may be left in the cold while repairs or replacements are being performed. Don’t be caught by surprise and forced to wear a hoody or coat inside your own home.

When you are contemplating upgrading your furnace, there are several things you need to know. The Roanoke heating experts at Southern Trust Home Services are here to help you better understand your unit and what to look for.

  • Age of the unit: The easiest thing to keep an eye on is the age of your unit. If it is over 10 years old, it is nearing the end of its peak operational life. Consider upgrading your unit at that time.
  • Consistent repairs: Are you spending hundreds of dollars regularly to fix your unit? If so, it may be more reasonable to upgrade and avoid future expensive repairs. The need for constant maintenance is a sign that your furnace on the verge of a major breakdown.
  • Noisy: Loud rattling or humming noises coming from your furnace is not a normal occurrence. It could be a telltale sign that a major failure is about to happen. Avoid future issues by upgrading your unit.
  • High energy bill: Small fluctuations in utility bills happen from time to time. But if there is a major spike and you are using the same amount of energy, your furnace may not be operating at peak performance.

If you come to the conclusion that you need a furnace upgrade, call our experts at (540) 343-4348. We can provide you with all your available options and help you decide which choice is best for you.

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