A regular furnace tune-up will prolong the life of your heating unit. Nevertheless, most units will eventually need to be replaced. Most systems, in fact, have a life expectancy of about 15 years. When your furnace is around that age and begins experiencing issues, then it may be time for a replacement.
Carbon Monoxide Emissions
If the unit is emitting carbon monoxide, then you’ll most likely need a replacement. It’s important to contact an HVAC technician right away as carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious safety hazard. The gas is also invisible to the naked eye and odorless, making it difficult to detect.
Increased Heating Bills
In most cases, homeowners notice a modest decrease in their monthly energy bill upon a tune-up. This is expected as tune-ups address issues that impede function. However, if you notice your monthly bill continues to increase, then the issue is likely beyond what can be addressed through routine maintenance. In this scenario, the technician may recommend either a unit replacement or a more extensive repair, based on what’s more cost-efficient in the long run.
High Maintenance & Repair Costs
Furnace tune-ups are quite affordable, though the cost of yearly maintenance does add up over time. Usually, a technician will recommend a replacement if the repair cost is over half the cost of a new replacement and installation. New ductless heating systems are also more energy-efficient, helping you save money month over month.
Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up or Replacement in Auburn
American Energy Systems is here to assist with your heating needs. We perform a number of installation and repair services for multiple HVAC systems, from air conditioners to the traditional gas furnace. Contact us today to schedule a furnace tune-up and keep the system running optimally.
Furnace Tune-Up Services in Auburn
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