HeatingI’m So Confused! Does My Furnace Need Repairs, Replacement, Or Maintenance?

Maintenance ToolsFor many homeowners, getting their furnaces ready for fall can be a bit confusing–and for good reason! You want to make sure your system is fully equipped to handle those chilly autumn temperatures. So what can you do?

There are so many different types of services that HVAC companies like ours offer that it can be a little tricky to figure out exactly what your system needs. To help you out a bit, we have provided a quick guide below to the types of services your furnace may need and when. Remember to schedule your furnace services in Marysville, WA with our team.


It’s inevitable: your furnace is going to require repairs every now and again. Everyday wear and tear will put a lot of stress on the system, which can cause damage. When your system is in need of repair, it becomes significantly less efficient, causing your heating bills to skyrocket. Plus, the longer your furnace continues to run with an existing problem, the more likely it is for the problem to worsen. Here are some signs that your furnace needs repair:

  • Increased heating costs
  • Funny noises
  • Lack of heat
  • Strange odors from the vents


Over time, your furnace will become old and outdated, putting you in the market for a new one. There are many benefits to replacing your old system with a new, high-efficiency model. An inefficient system can end up costing you a lot of money, both on repair services and utility bills. A professional can determine if your system needs to be replaced and then correctly size and install your new system to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. Here are a few signs your furnace needs to be replaced:

  • The furnace is 10–15 years or older.
  • Increased repair needs
  • High heating bills
  • Consistent trouble getting warm


Let’s get one thing straight: all furnaces, young and old, need regular maintenance. Scheduling annual maintenance is the only way to preserve your system’s efficiency while increasing its lifespan. During these maintenance visits, your HVAC technician is able to detect and repair minor issues before they become major. maintenance reduces the impact of stress from everyday use and limits the potential for dangerous problems to occur.

Ask a Professional

Of course, the best way to ensure your furnace receives the services it needs is by consulting with a certified HVAC professional. Only a professional has the tools, training, and expertise to get your system up and running for the chilly months ahead. And yes, while there may be plenty of amateurs willing to perform these services for a fairly cheap price, don’t be fooled! Remember, an attempt to save money could end up costing you much more in the long run. It is always better to call in a pro and get the job done right the first time around. Trust us, when it comes to your comfort, you don’t want to take any risks.

Schedule your heating services with the team at G & S Heating, Cooling, and Electric today.


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