Furnace Replacement Guide

Furnace Replacement Guide

Is it time to replace your old furnace?

Furnace ReplacementA comfortable home for your family and friends requires an efficient heating system. A system that heats your home without using a large amount of energy to do so, and one that does not endanger the indoor air quality by overtaxing the supply of oxygen needed for combustion. In this blog post, we will discuss 6 fast and easy ways to know when you should replace your old furnace, before it costs you money or becomes unsafe. Please refer to our furnace replacement guide below to evaluate if it is time to replace your old furnace.


How old is your furnace?

Did you know that the average life expectancy of a furnace is between 16 and 20 years? A good place to start when thinking about a furnace replacement is to compare the age of your furnace to the national average.


Are your gas and electric bills rising?

The rising gas and electricity prices are not the only reason for rising bills. Furnaces will lose their efficiency as they age; and this is especially the case if the furnace has not been maintained properly. As a result of age, your furnace may run longer to provide your home with the same amount of heat. Consequently, this will cause your gas and electric bills to rise.


Have you performed any furnace repairs in the past 2 years?

Did you know that furnaces incur the most breakdowns in the last two years of their lives? If your furnace seems to be breaking down often, you will know by now that is doesn’t take long before the costs begin to add up.


Are you always adjusting the thermostat?

Do you always find yourself adjusting the thermostat to make your home a more comfortable temperature? This could be a sign that your furnace is losing the ability to properly distribute air flow.


Is your furnace making strange noises?

Have you heard any banging, popping or rattling noises coming from your furnace? Older furnaces often begin making odd noises as they move towards the end of their life.


Does the air in your home feel stuffy or stale?

Is there anyone in your house suffering from allergies to airborne dust, mold, pollen viruses or dander? Older furnaces are often unable to moisture and clean the air effectively.


If you have noticed any of these things occurring in your home, then now is the perfect time to have your furnace replacement. If this is an installation you would rather leave up to the professionals, contact Universal Heating today! For fast, effective furnace repair, Vancouver trusts Universal Heating. Call Our 24/7 emergency hotline: 604-873-3551.

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