Replacing a furnace is a significant investment in your home. However, there comes a time where it makes more sense financially to replace a failing furnace than to pay for one repair after another. Here are four signs you need a new furnace for your Prospect, KY, home.

1. Your Furnace Is Old

A furnace doesn’t last forever. As it nears the end of its lifespan, a furnace often requires more expensive and more frequent repairs. If your furnace is over 10 years old and hasn’t been professionally serviced regularly, you should consider replacing it.

2. Your Utility Bills Keep Going Up

It’s normal for your utility bills to increase when you heat your home for the winter. However, if you see a significant increase, it’s a sign your furnace is becoming less energy efficient. Decreased energy efficiency is also a sign it’s time to replace your furnace and reap the benefits of lower utility bills.

3. Your Furnace Needs a Major Repair

If your service tech tells you your older furnace needs a major repair, it may be time to replace it. Chances are there will be another expensive repair down the line. It’s better to take the money you would spend on a big repair and invest in a new furnace that’ll be more reliable and energy-efficient.

4. Your Furnace Is Noisier Than It Used to Be

All furnaces make noises; that’s normal. However, as furnaces age, they make more noises as the parts and structure begin to wear out, crack or rust. Replacing your furnace with a new and quieter version will save you from the noise of your old furnace.

If your furnace shows signs you need to replace it with a new one, it’s time to do something about it. Contact Birkhead Co. to schedule a new furnace installation.

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