3 Signs You Should Replace Your Furnace

a man installing a new furnace

Keeping your home warm and cozy depends on your furnace. You want to make sure it’s going to do its job when you need it. A furnace replacement in Utah can be expensive, however. The average cost is about $4,000, including installation, notes All Hours Plumbing and HVAC. Super efficient furnaces may cost a bit more. Here are three signs you need to replace your furnace.

It’s Nearing the End​

Furnaces have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years. Some high-end brands have a lifespan of about five years more. A furnace can last even longer if you maintain it regularly. You can check the label or the manual to find out the manufacturer date if you don’t remember when you put it in. Do the math.

It’s Costing You More​

A failing furnace will be less efficient. You’ll notice your heating bills going up quite a bit. Have a professional check the AFUE or annual fuel utilization efficiency of your furnace. If it’s less than 80%, it’s a sign you need to replace it. You can take this opportunity to get an energy-efficient one and save between $60 and $100 on your heating costs every year.

It Sounds and Looks Bad​

You may notice your furnace making a lot more noise than usual and cycling more frequently. You see quite a bit of rust, soot, or dust on and around it. You may also be doing frequent repairs on it. All of these are signs that your furnace is about ready to fail. You don’t want to wait for that to happen.

If any or all of the above is true, you’re definitely looking at a furnace replacement soon. The good news is you can probably get back most of the costs with a more energy-efficient furnace.