Whether you have lived in the same home for ages or have recently moved into an older home, you might want to consider checking in on the age of your furnace. Even if your furnace seems to be functioning well and in good condition, you could be missing out on increased efficiency from never technology that can save you money in the long run. Yet knowing when to replace a furnace can feel like a tough call, especially when it hasn’t broken down.
At EVAM Canada, we are dedicated to helping our customers keep their homes safe and warm all winter long. We know that you likely want to keep your current furnace running as long as possible. However, all furnaces should eventually be replaced. In this post, we outline why you might want to consider replacing your old furnace with a modern unit. From emergency furnace repair to furnace installation, we are the HVAC contractor you can depend on for your home’s heating needs.
Why Should I Consider Getting a New Furnace?
At EVAM Canada, many of our customers wonder, do furnaces lose efficiency over time, and why do I need to replace a working furnace? Efficiency is one of the main reasons to consider replacing a furnace. Modern furnaces are more efficient than older models from the get-go, but you’ll also need to consider that older furnaces can lose efficiency over time. In some cases, repairing an old furnace can be more costly than replacing the unit entirely.
When it comes to older furnaces, you’ll also want to be aware that carbon monoxide leaks could be a concern. Always ensure you have carbon monoxide detectors in your home, and know that even an old furnace that seems to be working fine may pose a risk over time. In our post, How Do I Know When it’s Time to Replace My Furnace, we offer additional insight into knowing when a good time to replace your furnace may be.
How Can I Tell How Old My Furnace Is?
If you have lived in your home for many years without replacing the furnace, you may have a ballpark idea of how old it is. However, there is a simple way to determine the age of the furnace without the guesswork. Simply look at the manufacturer’s label to determine the age of the furnace. You may also see labelling from when the furnace was installed. If your furnace is older than 15 years, you may want to start considering a plan for its replacement.
How Can I Keep My Furnace Running Optimally?
Though all furnaces will need to be replaced eventually, there are things you can do to keep them running optimally for years to come. Be sure to change the furnace filter regularly and conduct routine maintenance to prevent breakdowns. See our DIY Furnace Maintenance Guide to learn more about caring for your furnace.
Having a safe and warm home is a priority for every homeowner. Keep on top of maintenance and consider replacing your furnace at the end of its lifespan to reduce the chance of an inconvenient breakdown in the winter months.