Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Replacement’

Your Guide to Buying a Furnace

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Frigid temperatures are here, which means you’ve probably run into a problem or two with your furnace. But if repairs just aren’t cutting it, chances are you’re better off replacing your unit. If you’re thinking about purchasing a new furnace but still aren’t sure if it’s the right decision, consider these guidelines:

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1. Know the age. Not sure how old your furnace is? It’s not uncommon if you moved into a home with a pre-existing system. A simple solution to this problem is to jot down the model number and search for it online. If your furnace is over 20 years old, repairs most likely won’t do your home heating justice any longer.

2. Weigh the costs. Let’s talk about efficiency. Is your furnace costing you more money than usual? Furnaces often lose their efficiency as they age. So even though an upgrade can be pricey, weigh the difference between the cost to repair and the cost to replace. And remember that replacing your system will likely help you save big time in the long run.

3. You hear complaints. Whether your family complains over loud noises or chills in the nighttime, it might be time to replace your furnace. The purpose of a furnace is to keep your home comfortable at all times throughout the winter, and if you’re feeling more uncomfortable than not, the wisest decision would be to purchase a new one.

Whether you’re in need of a furnace repair or replacement, turn to Leslie Heating & Cooling. We are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and offer some of the top energy-efficient home heating options on the market. Learn more by visiting our website or calling us at (630) 621-9419.

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Frigid temperatures are upon us – don’t let your furnace break down when you least expect it. Below are a few of the most common telltale signs that it might be time to replace your furnace:

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Old age.
The average lifespan of a furnace is 15 to 20 years, depending on the quality of your brand. So if you know your furnace is close to its end, consult with a professional HVAC technician to see if it’s time for a replacement. However, if yours is over 20 years old, replace it before it’s too late!

High bills.
Noticing that your electric bills are going through the roof? Many furnaces don’t run as efficiently if they’re many years old. But even if your furnace is fairly new, if you’re spending more and more each month, it might be time to have it looked at by a pro.

Constant repairs.
Like many other large pieces of equipment, it becomes difficult to replace just one part. If you’re spending a few hundred dollars a month for repairs, this might be a clear indication that replacing old parts with new ones just isn’t doing your furnace justice anymore. In this case, you will probably save more money by replacing it all together.

Strange noises.
From rattling to banging noises, if your furnace is making strange and unusual sounds, chances are your furnace could be giving out. Don’t wait too long after the first signs of these noises – replace is as soon as possible before more serious damage occurs.

At Leslie Heating & Cooling, we know how important it is to proactively take care of your furnace and heating needs. Our experts are fully trained and licensed, ready to help! We are available for emergency repairs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, give us a call at (630) 621-9419 or visit our website.