When Should I Replace My Furnace?
Since furnace replacement costs can be high, many homeowners prefer to pay for repairs. It’s important to know the warning signs that indicate you need a new furnace.
Furnace Age: Furnaces that are older than 12-15 years are likely inefficient, and should be replaced before a major problem occurs.
High Utility Bills: Higher utility bills often indicate an inefficient system that has to run longer to provide the same amount of heat.
Inconsistent Thermostat: If you are constantly adjusting the thermostat to try and find the right temperature, the furnace may not be distributing air properly.
Never-ending Repair Work: As a furnace ages, the costs to repair can be expensive and frequent. Instead of spending more money to repair an inefficient and old furnace, consider getting a new one.
Noisy: While all furnaces make a little bit of noise; excessive noise or strange sounds like banging, popping, and rattling can indicate a problem.
Schedule a 20 point Furnace Tune Up. JP Cooling and Heating, LLC will do a full inspection.
Our technician will perform the following steps:
1. Test and cycle air conditioner
2. Calibrate thermostat and proper operations
3. Inspect gas piping and valve
4. Verify proper ignition
5. Check and record temperature rise
6. Clean burners and adjust for maximum efficiency
7. Clean flame sensor
8. Safety check all controls for proper operation
9. Check for gas leaks near furnace
10. Inspect blower assembly operation, lubricate, and adjust as necessary
11. Test for carbon monoxide
Our technician will also visually inspect the following:
12. Air filters
13. Primary heat exchanger
14. Secondary heat exchanger
15. Combustion intake and exhaust piping
16. Electrical connections
17. Circuit boards
18. Blower assembly
19. Draft inducer assembly
20. Furnace condensate drain line