It’s important to schedule regular furnace maintenance to make sure your system is functioning efficiently, but how can you tell that it’s time to replace the whole system? Learn more about the signs that you need more than just a furnace repair, and contact Max Comfort Heating & Cooling to schedule a new furnace installation in Oshawa or Durham Region.

Your Furnace Is Old

Your furnace has a limited lifespan. Some furnaces need to be replaced after 10 years, while others run strong for 15 to 20 years. The older your furnace is, the more issues it’s likely to have. And while regular furnace maintenance can improve the lifespan of your system, it will need to be replaced someday.

Look at the owner’s manual to find out how old your system is and contact an HVAC company for information about newer systems and to schedule a furnace installation.

You Have Higher Energy Bills

While a rise in energy bills could be a sign that you’re in need of furnace repair, continual issues and high utility bills are a sign that your system just isn’t going to improve. There’s only so much a technician can do to make an old system run more efficiently, and it’ll be more cost-effective in the long run to replace your system.

Humidity Issues

The air is dry enough in the winter — you don’t need your furnace to dry it out even more. A lack of humidity in your home can cause property damage after extended periods of time, so replace your furnace to avoid even more repairs. Another option is to install a humidifier with your existing furnace to resolve this issue.

Uneven Heating

As your furnace gets older, it has a more difficult time pushing air evenly throughout your home. If you notice rooms in your home aren’t as warm — or downright cold — your furnace may not be strong enough to heat all of your home anymore. Consider getting it replaced so you can relax comfortably in every area of your home.

It’s Increasingly Noisy

Noise in your furnace can be caused by components that have gone bad and just need to be replaced, but if you’re consistently hearing strange noises from your system, it could be a structural issue that only a replacement can fix.

Damage Is Visible

Speaking of structural issues, if you notice visible damage to your furnace, it’s time to replace it. Your furnace ages naturally over time and will develop cracks and rust after many years of use. When this happens, there’s no better fix than a new furnace installation.

You’re Scheduling Furnace Repairs Often

Don’t get us wrong — we love having loyal customers, but if you’re having to schedule furnace repairs with us several times over a one- or two-year period, it would be more cost-effective for you to replace your system. Contact Max Comfort Heating & Cooling today for more information about a new furnace and schedule your furnace installation with us!