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Is Your Furnace at the End of Its Lifespan?

You’ve relied on your furnace for many years but it’s finally time to switch things up. No system lasts forever so as yours reaches the end of its lifespan, it’s good to look ahead to get things started on your next furnace installation in Clackamas OR.

The best way to get this process started is to figure out if you need to move forward with a system replacement. We can help answer that question and others here.

Here’s what you need to know to determine if you need a furnace replacement and what factors to consider when choosing a new system.

Signs You Need a New Furnace

Before jumping into a system replacement, you may want to double-check that this is actually the service that meets your needs best. You don’t want to replace a furnace that could still work well for you for about five years!

  • Age: If you don’t know how old your furnace is, it’s time to find out. A furnace that is older than 15 years is one that you should be preparing to replace.
  • Repair frequency: It’s a good idea to keep track of how often you need repairs. If you need repairs on a yearly basis then it’s best to at least begin considering a replacement before your system breaks down.
  • Repair costs: If you have a repair cost that is too high it’s another sign that you should schedule your replacement. A good rule of thumb that can tell you how much is too much is when the price of the repair could pay for half or more of the price of a new system.

Factors To Take Into Account

If you need a new furnace, you don’t want to delay the inevitable! Here are some of the factors that you may want to discuss with your technician when choosing a new furnace.

  • Fuel source: Do you have a gas line connection? The answer to that question can be a huge deciding factor in which furnace you choose. Without a gas line connection, you may need to opt for an all-electric furnace.
  • Sizing: It’s a good idea to figure out the square footage of space that you want to heat up. This will inform the sizing of your new furnace. You won’t want to have a furnace that is undersized or oversized as these can be detrimental to your energy bills and your comfort.
  • Space: Where is the furnace going? Is there a new place that it needs to go? Has the original space become too small for the size of the system that you need? You can discuss options of where your furnace will go with your technician.

A furnace replacement and new system installation is a big deal. Thankfully you don’t have to go about it alone!

For HVAC, indoor air quality, and water heater services, look no further than the team who is “Connecting People to Comfort”–Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning. Contact us today!

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