furnaceNo one wants to return home to a frosty, cold house during winter. Having a functioning furnace not only provides you with that much needed heat, it also provides you with comfort and relaxation when you get home.

Below, Glover Plumbing shares some warning signs that your furnace needs replacing:

Age

Every manufacturer assigns a lifespan to every kind of system. Furnaces are expected to last between 15-20 years. A furnace that has lasted for over 20 years may be a sign that you need to replace your furnace. Experts believe that when a furnace gets past its 12th year, it loses its efficiency.

Increased Frequency of Furnace Repairs

When a furnace starts breaking down, that’s a signal that its usable life is nearing the end. The rule of thumb states that when the cost of repair gets to 50% of the cost of a new furnace, then it’s time to replace it. Based on your situation, you can get a contractor to assess and evaluate the cost against benefits of buying a new one versus getting the old one repaired.

Excessive buzzes and signs of rust in or around the furnace are some other telltale signs that your furnace needs replacement.

Skyrocketing Bills

If you’ve been getting high energy bills, this may be a sign of the furnace’s horrible efficiency. Even if your furnace has two years left, it may cost you more if you choose to keep it instead of replacing it with a new one.

Humidity Problems

If you’re constantly experiencing humidity problems, it’s time to replace your furnace. Some people may find particular rooms too cold, while others become too hot. This means that the thermostat is unable to regulate the air around your home. You should then replace your furnace.

Looking to have a more energy efficient home? Then it’s time you consider replacing your furnace. It will save you both time and money by reducing your energy bills and repair costs.