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4 Signs It's Time For a New Furnace

You've counted on your furnace to keep your home warm and cozy every winter for the past 10+ years and now it's just not doing its job like it used to. You find that your home isn't as comfortable as it should be and in order to avoid packing on the layers, you need to raise the temperature on the thermostat constantly. You're thinking about the possibility of purchasing a new unit, but you're not sure if it really needs to be replaced. Well, if you notice any number of the telltale signs below, you should go ahead with your decision to get a new system: 4 Signs It's Time For a New Furnace | furnace replacement Cincinnati | Rusk Heating & Cooling
  1. Start with the age of your current furnace. While new models on the market can last anywhere from 20-30 years if you're lucky, older models won't last much more than 10 years. So if your system is coming up on 10 years or more, it's probably worth it to have it replaced.
  2. Does your furnace need frequent repairs? Sure, you might need to have it serviced every now and again, but if you find yourself calling in a repairman more than 1 or 2 times per year, it's time. Why spend all that money on repairs when you can get a brand new system instead?
  3. Hearing strange noises? While your furnace will make some noise when it kicks on and while it's running, you shouldn't be hearing loud rattles, buzzes or hums.
  4. Visible signs of rust, cracks or corrosion indicate that your furnace isn't going to last much longer. Additionally, cracks can allow poisonous gases to leak out into the air and that's something you definitely don't want to be breathing in.
Keep an eye out for these furnace warning signs and if you'd like to get a second opinion on your current system or on a new system, don't hesitate to reach out to the heating experts at Rusk Heating & Cooling.