An HVAC furnace usually lasts for 15-20 years, depending on preventive care and maintenance. However, with years of use, a time comes when you must replace this component. The recent snowfall in Florida must have made you realize the importance of keeping your HVAC systems in good health throughout the winter. Without a well-maintained furnace, your HVAC unit will fail to heat your indoor space uniformly. If you have been experiencing too many heating problems lately, we at Millian-Aire air conditioning and heating services would recommend an immediate replacement of your old furnace. Here is why:
Old is Not Always Gold
Though the adage goes, ‘Old is gold,’ this is not true when it comes to your HVAC furnace, especially when it is more than 20 years old. According to the US Department of Energy, all furnaces lasting more than 15 years need a replacement for optimal heating efficiency.
Poor Air Quality
As your HVAC furnace ages, you will notice dirt and dust circulating in your living space. With aging, it loses the ability to filter out the allergens present in the air. Old furnaces cannot clean or moisturize the indoor air adequately. If you feel oppressive, the air feels stale, experience bouts of allergy attacks, or notice that your indoor plants are rapidly losing luster, then it is time to do a reality check on your old furnace. Millian-Aire recommends an annual inspection to ensure that you know when a replacement is necessary.
No heat distribution from the air vents, too much electricity consumption, and high power bills are some of the signs that signal that your furnace is not operating to its full potential. Also, if your heating system starts blowing cold air from time to time, you hear odd sounds from the furnace, or you feel uncomfortable indoors, it is time for a replacement.
Replace your HVAC furnace if it is close to its average lifespan. And if you are uncertain whether it needs a replacement or not, our AC repair experts at Millian-Aire can test the system for you. Enjoy the winter in Florida without falling prey to allergens. For more information about HVAC services, contact us here.