Should I Replace My Furnace Before It Gets Too Cold? 

Nov 2, 2021 | HVAC, Furnace, Maintenance

With winter weather around the corner, now is a good time for homeowners to start asking themselves whether their home heating system is equipped to handle another year.

A lot of times, the answer to this question is tied to the age of the system.

While some heating systems can last longer, the typical lifespan of a residential heating unit is usually between 15 and 20 years, give or take. Once furnaces get older than this, our HVAC experts at Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air say there are several reasons why you should start to think about replacement.

An Aging Furnace Costs More to Run

Sometimes homeowners wonder why they should fix something that’s still providing heat for their homes. We remind them that while it might still be generating some heat, it might not be running efficiently. More often than not, an aging furnace is using much more energy than it needs to be in order to keep the home at the optimal level of comfort. When this is the case, it costs more money every month in heating costs in addition to more costs for keeping it running with constant maintenance and more frequent repairs, than it should. In any case, often it pays off in the big picture to invest in a new furnace. 

A Furnace’s Last Leg

Unfortunately, no one knows when their furnace will go out. Whether it be a mechanical issue or old age, it usually comes as a surprise. This can cause a major problem for any homeowner if it decides to break down during the winter. During a furnace breakdown, not only do you have to pay for a new furnace, but you also need to find a company like Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air to install a new heating system in a timely manner and keep your home warm in the meantime. Thus, making fall the perfect time to replace your household furnace for everyone involved. 

Benefits of Replacing Your Furnace

Many reasons benefit you, as a homeowner, to replace your furnace. For instance, if you are working with the furnace that came with the house, it is outdated. Furnaces that are manufactured today have the newest and greatest technology that will allow you to customize your heating schedule and save you money. Furthermore, you will be able to start on a clean slate with your warranty. If the previous homeowner did not keep up with annual maintenance, chances are, the warranty is voided. This allows the new homeowner, like yourself, to keep your new manufacturer’s warranty intact. 

Overall, it becomes crucial to weigh the pros and cons of purchasing a brand new one when it comes to replacing your home heating system. Fortunately, your friends at Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air are here to help with all of your furnace needs. 

Want to get the replacement process started?

Call Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air today at (937) 502-3842, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!