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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

When it comes to keeping your home warm and comfortable during the colder months, your furnace plays an important role. Therefore, it’s important to maintain it and keep it running efficiently. That being said, it’s also important to be able to recognize when your unit has seen its last winter.

Signs You Need a New Furnace

Your Furnace is Old

Your furnace may have been in your home long before you moved in. If you know that it’s over 15 years old, it’s time for a replacement. After even 12 years, your furnace runs the risk of being unsafe, and you’re better off with a newer model.

Your Furnace is Inefficient

Older models are usually big energy-eaters. Old homes are especially notorious for having over-sized units that rack up extra (read: unnecessary) dollars on your utility bill. If your furnace is too old or too big for your home, you should replace it with an energy-efficient, size-appropriate model so you aren’t wasting money when you don’t have to.

Your Furnace is Experiencing Problems

There are some telltale signs that your unit needs to be replaced. Some of these warning signs include:

  • Your furnace needs frequent repairs.
  • Your home is unevenly heated, and some rooms are hotter or colder than others.
  • Your furnace is excessively noisy.
  • Your furnace is pushing dust into your home.
  • There are visible signs of rust.

No matter what the reason, Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing can help you install a new furnace in your home to keep energy costs down and comfort levels up.

If you are in need of a furnace replacement in Carnegie, Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas throughout Allegheny County, #GetWahl, and call us at (412) 265-2662. We’re in your neighborhood!