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Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace

Furnaces have the capability to last for many years—that is, as long as you schedule prompt repairs and annual maintenance to reduce the risk of emergencies. However, even with the best care, no furnace can last forever. Eventually, you will need to install a new furnace in your home.

It’s important that you recognize when your furnace has reached the point where it’s no longer useful. This way you can have it replaced before it completely dies on you. Keep reading to learn some of the signs that it’s time to replace your furnace.

Higher Bills

Your utility bills are going to rise and fall no matter what, depending on the weather. However, the more your furnace ages, the more wear and tear it accumulates. As the system wears down more and more, it will have to stay on longer to do its job, eventually causing your monthly bills to rise dramatically. If your heating bills are spiking much faster than you think they should be, it could definitely be time for a new system.


Even a brand new furnace may need a repair here or there. However, the nearer a furnace gets to the end of its life, the more worn out it becomes. This causes various parts of your system to fail in groups, and will require that your furnace be repaired more often. If you find yourself paying for repairs every few months, chances are that it would be much more cost effective to replace the heater.

Old Age

Of course, you should consider your furnace’s age. After about 15 years, running your furnace becomes a much less efficient way to heat your home. If your system is older than this, then you definitely want to have a professional examine it and see if a replacement is recommended.

For professional furnace installation in Layton, UT, contact Rentmeister Total Home Service today.

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