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Furnaces are most likely to develop problems during winter, when they’re working the hardest. If you have an older furnace, there is a much greater chance of it breaking down under the stress. You don’t want to be without a heating system during the coldest time of year, so you should seriously consider whether or not your furnace can last through the winter. If not, you should replace it now so you can have a reliable heating system for the rest of the winter. Read on for some of the signs that you should probably replace your furnace.

Higher Heating Bills

As a system wears down, it will experience a steady decline in efficiency due to the parts beginning to fail. This will force the furnace to stay on for a longer and longer period of time in order to affect the same temperature changes. The longer operating time will then be reflected in rising heating bills. If your heating bills are rising for no apparent reason, you may have to replace your furnace.

Repair Frequency

Normally, a furnace shouldn’t need repairs more than once every year or two. A furnace that’s near the end of its life, though, will have parts start to fail in more and more rapid succession. If you have to have your furnace repaired every few months, it’s pretty much a certainty that you need to replace it.

Age

Once a furnace gets older than around 20 years, it starts to become much more expensive to operate than to simply replace it. Problems like those listed above start to happen with increasing frequency, and newer models are much more efficient anyway. If your furnace is older than two decades, it’s cheaper to replace it than to keep it.

If you need furnace replacement services, call Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating. We serve all of Port Charlotte, FL.