Should You Replace Your 25-Year-Old Furnace?

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Most furnaces last between 15 and 30 years, so a 25-year-old furnace is almost certainly reaching the end of its life span. That’s usually a good reason to buy a replacement, but we understand if you want to put that off for as long as possible.

While you should at least consider replacing a furnace after 25 years, you can look for other signs that will tell you that your furnace really is on its last legs.

High Energy Bills

As a furnace gets older, it will need to work harder to maintain a constant temperature. It will use more energy, which will raise your monthly utility bills. If you’ve found that your energy bills have been higher than usual, it’s probably time to replace your old furnace. A new furnace may seem expensive, but replacing your old furnace will still save you money in the long run.

Frequent Repairs

If you find that you need to call an HVAC repair technician every few months to fix something wrong with your furnace, it’s time to buy a replacement. Not only are you spending a lot of money on those repairs, but at some point, it will cost more to fix your furnace than to replace it. Besides, you don’t want your furnace to break down in the middle of a cold winter night. It’s best to just buy a new model and not have to worry about repairs for a while.

Strange Noises

A good furnace is almost silent when it runs. If you hear noises like banging, screeching, grinding, or anything else louder than the sound of rushing air, there is likely something wrong with your furnace. If this is happening to a furnace that is 25 years old, it’s probably time for a replacement.

Unless you’ve taken very good care of your furnace and you’ve been very lucky, you should probably replace a 25-year-old furnace, especially if you’ve noticed these signs. When it is time to buy a replacement furnace, reach out to our experts at Aircon Heating & Cooling Inc.. We serve homes and businesses in Las Cruces, NM and the surrounding area, and we provide HVAC installation and repair as well as indoor air quality services.

To learn more about our services or to find a new furnace that is right for your home in Las Cruces, contact us at Aircon Heating & Cooling Inc. today.