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Gas furnaces are a great option for heating in the home. a gas furnace can provide heat to the entire home when the temperatures drop outside. It is important to keep this type of system in excellent shape so the unit will last for many years. Despite maintenance and servicing on a gas furnace, eventually the unit will need to be replaced. It is important for home owners to be able to determine if their unit needs to be replaced. Below we will list a few factors that can determine if a gas furnace needs to be replaced.
Age
One determining factor can be the age of the unit. A gas furnace that is over ten years of age is most likely on its last leg. Home owners, who have the financial ability to replace their unit, should do so once the unit reaches 10 to 15 years of age. A new unit will give the home owner better energy efficiency which means savings each and every month on the utility bill.
Issues
If your unit is constantly having issues, you may want to consider a replacement unit. A unit that does not heat as it should or breakdowns down often is one that is in need of replacement. Home owners should consider the amount of issues their unit has to determine if a new unit is needed.
Repair Costs
It is also important to consider the cost of repairs for your unit. Are you spending money on a regular basis to have your unit repaired? If you are, you may want to consider a replacement unit. Over time, a new unit can cost less than the amount of cash that is being spent on repairs. Think long and hard about the amount of money you are spending on repairs to determine if you should continue to repair the unit or have a new unit installed.
Savings
It is also important to consider the amount you can save with a new unit. Are your heating bills constantly on the rise? If you see that you are spending more for your heating bill, it would be smart to install a new, more efficient unit. A unit that is efficient will help you save money each month on utility bills.
Overall
Overall it is important that home owners make sure that they understand when a unit needs to be replaced. Take the time to understand how your unit works and you will be able to determine if the unit needs to be replaced. A professional will also be able to help you with determining if an older unit needs to be replaced. A simple inspection will give you the information that you need to make the best decision.