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Judging when to replace your old furnace is far from easy. Do it too soon and you could miss out on a few more seasons from your trusty unit—but wait too long and you’ll risk being left without heat when you need it most. So, is it truly furnace replacement time in your house? The experts at Advanced Comfort Systems are here to help. Discover below how to tell if you should ditch your old system or if a simple furnace repair can get you back on track.

What Is the Average Life Expectancy of a Gas Furnace?

On average, a furnace typically lasts 15 to 20 years. However, that range depends on how well you’ve taken care of your current system. With proper maintenance, your unit could last even longer than 20 years.

Do I Need a Repair or Is It Time for a Full-On Furnace Replacement?

The easy answer is to call in one of Advanced Comfort’s talented experts. Our techs are trained to know whether a simple repair will do the trick or if the problem is more extensive. But because the last thing you want is a heating breakdown in the middle of winter, here are a few ways you can tell it’s furnace replacement time:

Old Age

As mentioned, heating systems don’t last forever. So, if your furnace is 30 years old, chances are it’ll need a replacement soon. Even with regular maintenance, which helps boost your unit’s health, efficiency, and lifespan, old furnaces won’t be as reliable as a new system.

Major Repairs

Gas furnaces that have had frequent repairs over the years won’t last as long as healthier systems, no matter how old they are. In fact, they’re more likely to break down on you again, and it’s only a matter of time before those prices outweigh the cost of a new furnace replacement.

Massive Energy Bills

Is your energy bill higher than normal even without you adjusting your thermostat? That’s a telltale sign that your furnace isn’t running properly. And if left alone, it could lead to bigger, system-ending problems as well as more money spent on energy costs—and nobody wants that.

Funny Noises

If your furnace sounds like it’s screaming, rattling, or hissing, it’s trying to tell you it needs a checkup. It’s normal for your heating or cooling system to make noise when it runs. But ones that go bump in the night or sound like they’re in pain may have something on the inside that isn’t working right. An Advanced Comfort tech can help you diagnose the problem and lay out your next steps.

Trust Advanced Comfort’s Top-Notch Heating Expertise

Our team’s priority is always your comfort. When something is wrong, we’ll always work to repair the problem first. But if a repair is too expensive or unsafe to make, it may be time for a new furnace installation. We’ll walk you through all your options to help you find the best gas furnace for you—including high-efficiency Carrier® models.

If your furnace needs attention, don’t hesitate to call us now: 920-564-2333.

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