You made it through another year and it is officially 2020. The start of a new decade is not only a great time to take stock of your life, it’s the  perfect time to assess the condition of your HVAC system, too. Your furnace is a part of the heartbeat of your home. It keeps you and your family warm, cool, and comfortable throughout the seasons here in Lee’s Summit. If you are experiencing issues with your furnace, it can be tough to know whether you should replace or repair your unit — but making the right decision can save you thousands of dollars. 

In today’s post, we will discuss seven signs that it is time for you to have your unit replaced. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, you need to work with HVAC experts that you can trust. Comfort Pros Heating and Cooling is the premier HVAC service provider for Lee’s Summit and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your free, in-home consultation.

A strong and efficient furnace is essential to keeping your home comfortable and optimizing your energy expenses. Here are seven things to look out for when deciding whether to repair or replace your furnace.

Your Furnace Is Old

Like the vast majority of homeowners, you may not know how old your furnace is. We won’t hold it against you, the furnace was probably already there when you moved in. Regardless, furnaces have a natural lifespan , and it is important to know where you stand. The average lifespan of a furnace is between 15 and 20 years. Around that time, your furnace loses efficiency and power and can cause you some serious headaches. Before considering furnace replacement, check your owner’s manual or search your model number online to find out how old your unit is.

Rising Energy Bills

When furnaces start malfunctioning, your energy bills will start to rise. So, if you have noticed an unusual increase in your energy bills, your unit may not be working properly. Contact Comfort Pros Heating & Cooling for a free, in-home consultation.

Changes in Humidity

Living in Lee’s Summit and the surrounding areas, we are used to the high levels of humidity that our region is known for. That being said, it is easy to notice when the air in your home feels unusually dry. This can be the result of an old or malfunctioning furnace. Dry air presents a number of health concerns and can cause structural damage to your home, so don’t wait! Contact the professionals at Comfort Pros Heating & Cooling today! 

Uneven Heating 

It can be easy to ignore this problem — until it affects your room! If you have noticed that the heat in your home is inconsistent or varies from room to room, it may be time for a furnace replacement. This can be due to issues inside your furnace, but it can also be the natural consequence of your unit reaching the end of its life. Either way, Grandma deserves a warm guest room when she comes to visit….right?

Strange Noises

As fun as it is to tell people your house is haunted, you should consider furnace replacement if your unit is making loud or strange noises while it’s running.  

Frequent Repairs

This one may be obvious, but always be aware of how much money you have spent on furnace repairs over the last few years. Remember, if you continue repairing your unit when it should be replaced, you aren’t only spending money on the repairs, you are also paying for the higher energy bills that come with a frequently malfunctioning furnace.

Visible Damage or Rust 

If you see visible damage or rust buildup on or around your furnace, call a professional immediately. Rust weakens critical parts of your furnace, like your heat exchangers, and causes cracks that can lead to dangerous carbon monoxide leaks. Don’t risk it — get in touch with Comfort Pros Heating & Cooling today! 

A fully functional, efficient furnace is crucial to having a comfortable home and affordable energy bills. If you notice any of these seven signs, it may be time to replace your furnace. Comfort Pros Heating & Cooling is the local choice for furnace replacement services in Lee’s Summit and the surrounding areas contact us today to schedule your free assessment!