If your furnace needs frequent repairs and is an older unit, you may want to consider a furnace replacement. If it’s time for your furnace to retire, Sheldon’s Heating & Air Conditioning experts can help you select a new furnace for your home.

There are several options for paying for your new system and you’ll notice the difference immediately. Lower heating bills, even heating throughout your home, and the potential for smart temperature settings are just some of the advantages of modern heating solutions.

Fix or Replace?

You should consider replacing your furnace if it begins to perform poorly and has outlived 75% of its expected useful life. How do you check the life expectancy of your furnace? You can check the label yourself or leave it to one of our certified HVAC technicians to determine the age. So, if your furnace has a useful life of 20 years, we
recommend investing in a new furnace after 15 years of regular use.

The following signs may indicate that it’s time for heater replacement at your home in Riverside and Inland Empire.

1. Your Older Furnace Isn’t Working

You can check the age of your furnace by reviewing your original receipt, contacting the manufacturer, or having one of our pros inspect your furnace. Typically, homeowners inherit the heating system installed by former occupants. We can find a digital copy of the owner’s manual or locate the model number to find out this information for you. The manufacturer’s documentation also includes the unit’s life expectancy. After 15 years, you’ll generally need a new furnace.

2. Rising Energy Bills Point to an Inefficient Heater

If your energy bill suddenly spikes by more than 20%, it may signal more than rising fuel costs. If major components of the system no longer work, your unit has to work harder, requiring more electricity to operate.

3. Excessive Dust and Soot Particles Could Spell Trouble

Under normal circumstances, your heating system will filter out dirt, dust, and debris. Therefore, it circulates cleaner air throughout your home. If you have noticed more pet dander, dust, dirt, and other particulates, it may mean that your HVAC system isn’t doing its job. If this sounds familiar, first check the air filter. If that’s not the issue, maybe it’s time for a new furnace!

4. Rooms Aren’t Heating Evenly

If you don’t have warm air circulating evenly throughout your home, that’s a problem. It may limit the usefulness of certain rooms and leave your family uncomfortable. While mini-split systems work well in supplementing your heating and cooling system, there could be a larger issue at work.

5. Rattling, Buzzing, and Clanking — Background Music for Your Furnace Nightmare

Modern furnaces run smoothly and quietly. While older furnaces could run more loudly, unusual noises typically signify cracks, leaks, and structural problems with your old furnace. A quick inspection can determine whether you need a heater replacement.

Call the Top HVAC Team in Riverside and Inland Empire

Do you think it’s time for a new furnace to ensure the comfort and safety of your home? At Sheldon’s Heating and Air Conditioning, we are proud to provide inspections, heater replacement, and carbon monoxide testing to help you make the best decision for your family.

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