Is your old gas furnace making noises so scary that your kids won’t venture into the basement? Or maybe you’re worried about gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning. If your furnace is older than 15 to 30 years, it’s smart to have concerns. That’s when many furnaces start to fail, which can be dangerous for you and your family.
Is It Time To Say Goodbye to Your Old Furnace?
Your gas furnace has faithfully served your household for years, but if it doesn’t heat your home anymore, it’s time for an upgrade. The good news is that Moreau’s Thermal Services can swap your old, money-draining unit for a far more energy-efficient furnace.
If you’re ready for an upgrade, read ahead to learn what you need to know.
Signs That Your Furnace Is on Its Last Legs
If you think you need to replace your furnace, you’re probably correct. Still, we know you may be reluctant to shell out for a new heating system if yours still runs (even if it runs badly).
To help you know when to replace your furnace, see whether any of the following rings a bell:
- Some rooms of your home are hot, while others remain freezing-cold. This points to a problem with the ductwork or heating element.
- Your furnace emits a bad odor. Well-running furnaces shouldn’t smell like much of anything.
- The furnace makes odd thumping, clanking, clicking, or popping noises.
- Your heating bills are far more expensive than they were last year, even though your energy usage has remained the same.
- The furnace switches on frequently or runs constantly.
- Your furnace seems to break down every few months. You could repair it yet again, but that may not be worth the cost.
- Your furnace is 10 to 30 years old. Some furnaces start having problems around the 10-year mark, while others last a little longer.
Perks of Replacing Your Furnace
Still not sure you ought to replace your furnace? If you’re on the fence, let us convince you:
- Old furnaces can leak carbon monoxide, which is odorless but can make your family very sick or be fatal.
- An outdated furnace can contribute to poor air quality in your home. If anyone in your household has asthma or COPD, this alone is a good enough reason to make an upgrade.
- Ancient furnaces can run virtually nonstop, costing you hundreds of dollars per month in energy bills. A newer, more efficient unit can slash those bills big time.
- Replacement costs more than furnace repair up front, but the savings add up quickly. Wouldn’t it be nice to go the whole winter without having to budget for another costly repair bill? If your furnace breaks down a few times a year, replacing yours could save you thousands in the long run.
The Furnace Replacement Process
If you’re ready to replace your furnace, it’s best to hire an experienced HVAC contractor from Moreau’s Thermal Services to handle the job for you. We’ll help you pick the best furnace size for the square footage of your home.
On installation day, we will remove your old furnace and swap it with the new one, ensure we’ve connected all wires and pipes correctly, and perform a few tests to verify that the furnace works as it should.
Ready To Upgrade Your Furnace? Call Moreau’s Thermal Services!
Now that you know when to replace your furnace, give Moreau’s Thermal Services a call today. Our professional contractors handle heat pump repair and installation, A/C repair, whole-home generator installation, and more.Our family-owned business has proudly served the Slidell, LA, area for over 35 years. To schedule service, call Moreau’s Thermal Services at (985) 781-6333.