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When to Think About Replacing Your Furnace

In Lynnwood, WA, heating systems are the best line of defense against the chills of our rainy weather. There’s nothing nicer that coming home in the middle of a cold, wet day to find a warm cozy household waiting for you. Your furnace is one of the most important components to your house, and because you need it so often, it can be hard to part with it when the time comes to install a new one. Even the most well-maintained piece of equipment will eventually need replacement, however. Here’s a few signs to let you know when to think about replacing your furnace.

  • Costs are rising. This can refer to more frequent repairs, suggesting that your furnace is wearing out to the point where maintaining it is no longer cost effective. But it also means higher monthly energy bills, reflecting an overall wear and tear that robs your furnace of efficiency. If you’re engaging in more repairs than you’d like, or your monthly energy bills are skyrocketing despite the that that you’re not using the heater any more than normal, you might want to think about a new one.
  • A major breakdown. Similarly, if your heater suffers a major breakdown requiring repairs – or if you’re considering a serious upgrade to your system that will cost a great deal – it might be easier to simply replace the unit rather than go through half-measures. Replacement not only makes a “clean break” but it could ultimate save you money depending on how expensive the repairs are.
  • The furnace is old. In and of itself, age shouldn’t be a big consideration when thinking about replacing your furnace. Well-maintained units can sometimes last for years after their stated lifetime. However, when coupled with other problems such as frequent repairs, an old furnace can quickly become a liability. If it’s more than ten years old and suffering from problems, it may be time to install a new one.

Here in Lynnwood, WA, heating installation can be performed by the experts at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. If you know when to think about replacing your furnace, you also know that you want professionals to do the job. Our Lynnwood, WA heating specialists stand by our work and are dedicated to your complete satisfaction, so give us a call today!

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