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When Should I Start Thinking about Replacing my Furnace?

This may seem surprising now in August, but summer does, eventually, come to end. There will be a time in the not too distant future when you turn off your air conditioner for the year. And soon after that, you’ll be relying on your furnace to keep you cozy in the Edmonton winter.

We know, it seems far off now, but this is actually the perfect time to start thinking about your furnace. Can you rely on it to get your through the first blast of cold air? If not, does it need to be repaired or replaced?

Here are some questions to ask yourself if you’re thinking about furnace replacement in Edmonton or furnace repair in Edmonton.

How did your furnace perform last winter?

Do you remember any issues with your furnace’s performances last year? Consider if it broke down, produced warm air inconsistently or consumed more electrical power than years’ past. These are indicators that your furnace may need to be repaired or replace.

Have you performed furnace maintenance lately?

Some homeowners like to forget their furnace exists as they enjoy the summer sunshine. Unfortunately, this may hinder the performance of their furnace when they need it again come winter. Some quick maintenance tips you should perform before end of summer are: changing your filters and check vents and blowers for obstructions.

Factor in whether you’ve performed maintenance regularly or not to whether your furnace needs a repair or replacement. If you haven’t performed maintenance lately, that may be all that’s needed to get your furnace back to working at full capacity again.

How old is your furnace?

Age is one of the most telling indicators of a furnace’s future performance. Though some makes and models last longer than others, and routine maintenance can extend the effective lifespan of your furnace, units will begin to perform less effectively as time goes on. Typically, a furnace starts to see decreased efficiency and effectiveness after 12 years, and you should consider replacing it between 16 and 20 years.

If you’re considering furnace installation in Edmonton, or want a diagnostic check on your furnace to better understand its performance, contact the experts at Furnace Solutions today. As one of the most experienced furnace companies in Edmonton, we have the personnel and equipment to keep you warm for many winters to come!

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