It's Time: How To Tell When It's Time For A New Furnace

If you're making a list of things to spend your tax refund on, don't forget to add a new furnace to the list. You may not think you need a new one, especially if your current furnace seems to be working fine, but that's not necessarily the case. In fact, now might be the perfect time to get rid of your old furnace. Spend some time going over the information provided here. If any of the situations described below seem familiar, contact an HVAC specialist near you to discuss the installation of a new furnace. 

You're Ready to Stay Warmer During the Winter

If you've got your furnace cranked up to high and you're still cold this winter, it may be time for a new furnace. As furnaces go through the aging process, it becomes more difficult for them to generate the warmth you need for the winter. Unfortunately, turning up the temperature reading on your thermostat won't generate more heat for you. Turning up the thermostat will just create a situation where your furnace works harder to generate the same amount of heat. If you're tired of being cold during the winter, have a new furnace installed in your home. 

You're Wasting Money on Heating Bills

If you're tired of seeing your heating bills go up month after month, and you've taken care of all the quick fixes to remedy the situation, take a closer look at your furnace. The cause of your ever-increasing heating bills may be your aging furnace. This is particularly true if your current furnace was manufactured prior to the implementation of new energy-saving technology. Schedule the installation of a new furnace in your home and stop paying too much for your heating bills. 

You're Building a Room Addition

If you're going to be adding a room onto your home this year, you'll want to talk to your contractor about including the installation of a new furnace, as well. When your current furnace was installed, your contractor used the size of your home to determine the proper capacity. Now that you're increasing the size of your home, your current furnace capacity will no longer be sufficient. The best way to ensure adequate heating for your home is to have a larger capacity furnace installed with your new room addition. 

You're Selling Your Home

Finally, if you have plans to sell your home, include a new furnace as an incentive for prospective buyers. This is a particularly important step if your current furnace has been giving you any type of problems or is past its prime age. If prospective buyers request an inspection prior to purchase, your furnace might not pass the test. To avoid problems with the inspection, and encourage the sale of your home, have a new furnace installed before you place your home with a listing agent.

To learn more about furnace installation, contact an HVAC contractor in your area.