We understand that it might seem like it’s more convenient to keep repairing your furnace rather than replace it with a new unit. However, there comes a point where it can be more beneficial to install a new system. If you need help determining if it’s time to replace your unit -- or when you know you’re ready to install a new system -- call Walker Plumbing, Heating & Air. We understand the anxiety around installing a new furnace, so we offer same-day and 24-hour services to St. George, UT to help ease your mind.
Not quite ready to replace your existing furnace? Ask us about our furnace repair services!
Signs Your Furnace Needs to Be Replaced
At times it can make sense to repair your furnace instead of replacing it, especially if the repairs are minor. However, eventually it will make more sense for you to install a new unit. Some signs that can signal you need a new system can include:
- If your unit is older and is nearing the end of its lifespan.
- If your unit is no longer properly heating your home.
- If your unit is losing efficiency, resulting in higher utility bills.
- If your unit is cracked. This can indicate a major problem like a cracked heat exchanger, which can cause a carbon monoxide leak.
- If your unit needs multiple -- or costly -- repairs.
Benefits of Installing a New System
When you make the decision to replace your furnace, we guarantee you won’t regret it, especially when you start to enjoy some of the benefits a new system can provide. These can include:
- Latest features: New units come with the latest technology, which allows you to enjoy the newest bells and whistles that can help keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
- More energy-efficiency: New systems are more efficient than older units, resulting in lower utility bills.
- Less noise: New units tend to be quieter than older units.
- Even heating: New systems can keep your home at a consistent temperature, eliminating hot and cold spots.
Are you looking for an alternative to a furnace? Learn about our heat pump services.
Common Furnace Problems
Occasionally, you might encounter issues with your furnace. Some of the more common problems can include:
- Problems due to a lack of maintenance. Failing to schedule regular tune-ups with a professional at least once a year can lead to issues with your unit.
- Issues caused by dirty filters. Failing to replace your filters regularly can cause dust, dirt and debris to accumulate on the filters, resulting in poor indoor air quality and other issues with your system.
- Wear and tear from aging. As your system ages, it can lose efficiency and encounter other issues tied to the unit getting older and its parts wearing down.
- Malfunctioning thermostat. If your home is not reaching and staying at the temperature set on your thermostat, it can signal an issue that needs to be inspected by a professional.
- Disrupted airflow. If your unit doesn’t have adequate airflow it can overheat.
- Serious issues like a carbon monoxide leak. One of the most dangerous issues your unit can have is a carbon monoxide leak. This can occur if there are cracks in your unit. If you suspect you have a leak you should evacuate your property immediately and call for help.