January 9, 2017
While it’s something none of us really want to think about, it’s an inevitable fact. Eventually, we’re going to have to replace the furnace in our home. Like any other mechanical equipment, our furnaces work hard for us for many years. But, like our car or washing machine, our furnace will one day wear out from daily use.
ENERGY STAR provides some guidance for those wondering if they’ll soon need a furnace replacement for their Utica, NY home:
Your furnace is 15 years old or more. If you’ve properly maintained your furnace, it should work well for you for about 15 years. Of course, poorly maintained furnaces do not likely last as long. Much depends on the age of your furnace and how well it’s been cared for. If your unit has been around for a while, you may be looking at a replacement soon.
You’re calling for repairs frequently. If your heating contractor is on speed-dial, then it’s likely time to replace. When your system breaks down often, it’s a good sign it’s wearing out. Not to mention, if you’re spending a lot on furnace repairs, it may be more worth it in the long run to invest that money in a newer furnace for your Utica, NY home.
Your energy bills are through the roof. Have utility bills have skyrocketed, but you’re not turning up the heat any more than usual? That’s a good indication your system is not working as well as it should. Additionally, older systems tend to use a lot more energy than their modern counterparts. That’s because all machines lose efficiency as they age, and today’s systems have been built with energy savings in mind.
Your furnace is noisy. If the furnace in your Utica, NY home is making sounds that are unusual, that’s an indication something is wrong. Strange noises coming from your unit should never be ignored. Call your heating contractor if you hear anything out of the ordinary.
Fred F. Collis & Sons can help you get a new furnace for your Utica, NY home this fall.
At Fred F. Collis & Sons, your comfort is of the utmost importance to us. We take pride in providing our customers with the best furnace products and services possible for their Utica, NY homes. We proudly stand behind our workmanship and our full lineup of furnace products and services. We’ll work hard to make you happy and comfortable, and we’re not satisfied until you are.
You won’t have to suffer through another cold winter with a furnace that isn’t working properly. You’ll enjoy better comfort and lower utility bills in your Utica, NY area home when you choose Fred F. Collis & Sons for the best furnace products and services available. Just give us a call at 315-790-6651 and we’ll be happy to assist you with your furnace repair, maintenance and installation needs.