A gas or oil furnace can last between 15 and 20 years while an electric furnace can typically go for 20 to 30 years. Regardless of which type you own to keep yourself warm in Ocean City, NJ, you know that the time will eventually come to replace it. Consider the following signs that your furnace may be beyond repair.
High Bills and Poor Performance
You should expect a spike in your energy bills in the first month when you start regularly using your furnace. Rather, you should watch out for any months when the spike comes without any significant change to your heating schedule.
This usually goes hand in hand with poor heating: lukewarm air, for instance, or cold spots in certain rooms. It shows that the furnace, whether on account of age or worn components, is working harder to achieve the same results as it used to.
Very Short or Long Cycles
Together with lukewarm air, you may notice that your furnace suffers from extremely short, rapid cycles (short-cycling) or cycles that are so long that the system practically never shuts off. Both may point to a failing furnace, or they may point to a repair job so costly that replacement would wind up saving you money in the long run.
Perhaps you’ve called for a heating repair one too many times. Assuming that your system receives professional maintenance on a yearly basis, breakdowns should be infrequent and thus may signify that the furnace has irreparable damage or wear and tear on it.
Wide Range of Premium Products
If you live in Ocean City, call Jenkins and Sons Plumbing & Heating today to discuss the possibility of furnace replacement. We carry all kinds of comfort units from American Standard. Our NATE-certified technicians guarantee your satisfaction 100%.
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