Your furnace’s job is to keep you warm in cold weather, not to leave you feeling like you’re caught between a rock and a hard place. The simple fact, however, is that neither furnace repair in Connecticut nor professional furnace installation in Connecticut comes cheap. So are you better off trying to get one more season out of your old furnace, or is it more cost-effective to install a new furnace?
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How Long Does a Furnace Last?
Furnaces should last at least fifteen years, and can last much longer. How long usually depends on two things. First is the quality of the furnace, since lower-quality units won’t last nearly as long. Second is the homeowner, since those of you who are diligent about furnace maintenance in CT can easily have a furnace that lasts for many years longer.
My furnace is old, but it still runs fine. Should I replace it?
Good question. We’ve replaced furnaces that were thirty years old, or even older. With that being said, just because you can keep your old furnace doesn’t necessarily mean you should. Newer furnaces are safer and more efficient than their older counterparts. As a result, they won’t have to work as hard to warm your home and can save you money.
Identifying Furnace Problems
If your furnace has completely failed and the cost to fix your home furnace edges up to the cost of a new unit, your decision is practically made for you. However, the choice isn’t always that clear-cut. If you notice several of these signs, give us a call.
- Higher utility bills
- Strange noises when your system cycles up
- Unusual smells (with the exception of a rotten egg smell — if that happens, evacuate the premises and call emergency services immediately)
- A discolored flame from the burner (which should always emit a blue flame)
- Scorching around the furnace
- Carbon monoxide leaks
- Short cycling
- The addition of smart home technology
- Additions to your home that render your old system obsolete
- Indoor air quality problems (these may also be addressed by our indoor air quality services)
- Cold air from your furnace
- Rooms which never seem to warm up, or that get too warm
Other Furnace Replacement Questions
Perhaps you’ve run down the list above and you’re still unsure whether to replace your furnace now, or to try to squeeze out one more year. Here’s a bit more to consider:
Furnace Replacement Cost in Connecticut
Furnace replacement cost is determined by the type and size of the system, plus labor costs. Because of this, your quote will be as individualized as the system we’re pricing for you. With that said, we suggest bearing in mind that besides the long-term savings in efficiency, many more-efficient systems may qualify for rebates and other tax credits. A new furnace is more affordable than you think!
Of We mentioned the importance of maintenance earlier, and we’ll take this opportunity to mention our furnace maintenance program again. Proper maintenance ensures efficiency and safety, and protects the investment you’ve made in your home heating system.
Trustworthy Furnace Service in Connecticut
Over the years, a growing number of Connecticut homeowners have turned to Climate Care for HVAC services ranging from furnace repairs and maintenance to air conditioning and indoor air quality service. We’re on call every hour of every day, up to and including holidays, so no matter when a heating or cooling issue arises, you get the help you need quickly and affordably. Call (203) 354-2020 today!