That's how neighbors should treat neighbors!™

330-262-4100 Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
At some point, your furnace will need replaced. Here's how you can tell when!

Time To Replace Your Furnace?

Posted: February 14, 2019 by Andy

Furnaces are far from everlasting, but if you take good care of yours, it will last considerably longer than if you neglect it. But, it still won't last forever. Here are six signs that it might be time to start looking for a new furnace.

1. It's been in service for a long time.

Furnaces typically last 15-20 years. After two decades of faithful service, they tend to start having more issues than they're worth. If you know your system is over 20 years old, you should start doing some new furnace homework. That way, if your furnace fails, you'll have a good idea about what to replace it with.

2. It's costing you too much.

As furnaces age, they become less efficient, especially when compared to newer furnaces. If your energy bills are climbing unreasonably, it's probably time to swap out your heater for a more efficient one.

3. It's noisy.

Furnaces usually do make some noise, but when they age, they're often louder due to components not operating as well as they did when new. Loud banging noises are a clear sign that immediate service is needed, regardless of whether your furnace is very new or very old.

4. It's not heating your home adequately.

When your furnace is getting close to the end of its working life, it can do a poor job of heating your home. If that monthly filter replacement isn't helping anymore, it's time to call our professionals out for a comprehensive assessment.

5. It needs to be repaired frequently.

The older a furnace is, the harder it is to keep running. If you find yourself scheduling repairs and buying replacement parts more than once every year or so, it's definitely new furnace time.

6. It's making the air in your home intolerable.

Besides warming the air, your furnace cleans and adds humidity to it. When your unit is beginning to fail, it can allow more dust and allergens through. People with allergies or asthma can have respiratory issues. Worse, it could develop a potentially lethal carbon monoxide (CO) gas leak. If your furnace is ancient and you don't have a CO detector, you're courting disaster. Don't gamble with your family's safety!

If one or more of these six issues apply to your furnace, call us right away. We'll be more than happy to expertly install a new, efficient, cost-effective heating system in your home. We have multiple easy financing options available, and you'll be amazed at how quickly your new unit pays for itself in monthly energy bill savings.

 


more great articles...

Prevent Summer Weather From Damaging Your Home

Why Is My Air Conditioner So Loud?   |   Keeping Cool In Hot Weather

Is It Time To Replace My AC?   |   Central Air Is The Best Cooling Option

Is An HVAC Tune-Up Really Worth It?   |   Does My Air Conditioner Need Repaired?

How To Reduce Dust In Your Home   |   The Importance Of Annual AC Tune-Ups

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality   |   Reduce Allergens In Your Home

Warmer Weather And Your Thermostat   |   Prepare Your AC For The Season

Time To Replace Your Furnace?   |   Handling Extreme Cold Well

Home Insulation Saves You Money   |   Humidity Isn't Just A Summer Issue

My Furnace Won't Stay On!   |   How Long Should My HVAC Equipment Last?

Tricks To Stay Warm This Winter   |   Winterize Your HVAC System

Don't Close Those Vents!   |   Phew! Furnace Smells You Shouldn't Ignore

Leave Furnace Repair And Installs To Us   |   Preventative Maintenance Matters

4 Important Tasks Before You Use Your Furnace   |   Prepare Your Home For Fall And Winter

Caulk And Seal Like A Pro!   |   Dealing With Extreme Heat

Don't Neglect Your Furnace In The Summer!   |   Preventing And Dealing With Water Damage

Why You Should Test Your Air Quality   |   Smart HVAC Technology For Your Home

Keep Your Vents Clean And Stylish   |   Save Money With A Home Energy Audit

Why Is My AC System Blowing Warm Air?   |   Reduce Humidity To Stay Cool

Summer Energy-Saving Tips   |   Create An Allergy-Free Home

Is My Air Conditioner Low On Refrigerant?   |   4 Essential HVAC Safety Tips

16 Easy Spring Tasks To Save You Money   |   My Air Conditioner Is So Noisy!

5 Ways To Stay Cool This Summer   |   4 Common AC Problems

Spring Cleaning Checklist   |   The Importance Of A Clean AC Condenser Coil

Improve Your Home's Indoor Air Quality   |   Prepare Your Cooling System For Summer

Why Is This Room Warmer Than The Rest Of My Home?   |   Retire Your Old Thermostat

About Our Blog

Containing the most current and easy-to-read expert information in the world of heating and cooling, our blog is intended to help you stay "in the know" and make the best decisions when it comes to keeping your home and family comfortable and your HVAC system trouble-free. That's how neighbors should treat neighbors!™

Recent Posts

Why Choose Hey Neighbor?

We're committed to providing fast friendly emergency service 24 hours a day 7 days a week for residential heating and air conditioning systems in Wooster, Millersburg and the surrounding areas.

Our 24-hour emergency on-call service means you'll never have to go through another cold winter night or a hot, humid summer day. We service residents of Wayne and Holmes counties with no after-hours or overtime fees, so you'll never have to worry about paying extra because your furnace or air conditioner decided it wanted to quit on the weekend or a holiday!

Our service trucks are ready for your emergency after-hours service call with over 5000 stocked parts so you don't have to wait for us to chase down the parts you need.

Expert Local Service

Furnace and AC Repair

Furnace and AC Repair

Fast and done right the first time

We'll keep your Wayne County furnace running smoothly, and we service gas and electric heaters, heat pumps, ductless mini-split systems and more. Our local, licensed, friendly HVAC technicians drive fully-stocked service vans so when we troubleshoot your Holmes County HVAC system and find a faulty part, we can replace it right then! Whatever you need in the area of heating and cooling repair in Wooster, Millersburg, and the surrounding areas, we've got you covered!

Installs and Upgrades

Installs and Upgrades

The right system for your home

Whether you're a homeowner in Rittman who's in the market for a new, high-efficiency furnace, a mobile home owner in Shreve who's tired of baking in the summertime or you're a property manager in Dalton looking to replace old, temperamental air conditioning systems in apartments with new reliable units, our experience enables us to quickly and accurately assess your HVAC needs. You'll get the new furnace install and central air conditioning upgrade that's right for you.

System Maintenance

System Maintenance

Protect your investment

While we don't mind visiting your home for a dead-of-winter breakdown (it's what we do), we want to help you avoid that unfortunate situation altogether. That's why we offer affordable Wayne and Holmes County seasonal HVAC maintenance to reduce the future need for heating and cooling repairs. Our thorough inspections catch little problems before they become big ones. An annual HVAC tune-up by one of our expert techs saves you money, time, and stress!

Latest HVAC Articles

Summer heat can damage your home just as badly as a winter storm can - don't let it catch you unprepared!
Aug 15, 2019

Prevent Summer Weather From Damaging Your Home

We all know how winter weather causes damage to our homes. Pipes can freeze, heavy snow will make a roof collapse, and high winds can topple trees. But, did you know summer weather... more...

Does your AC sound more like a thundering train than a quiet Trane? It could indicate a problem - call us!
Aug 1, 2019

Why Is My Air Conditioner So Loud?

As a machine with many moving parts, your home's central air conditioning system is sure to make some noises here and there. However, it should be relatively quiet and not unobtrusive... more...

It's getting warmer - is your central air conditioning system ready for the heat? Neglect it at your own risk!
Jul 18, 2019

Keeping Cool In Hot Weather

We're not all about selling you quality service and HVAC equipment here. We genuinely want our customers to stay comfortable and safe during the extreme temps that Ohio summers bring... more...

Schedule service

Communities We Serve

Wayne County, Ohio ~ Apple Creek, Ohio 44606 ~ Armstrong, Ohio 44214 ~ Burbank, Ohio 44214 ~ Burton City, Ohio 44667 ~ Congress, Ohio 44287 ~ Craigton, Ohio 44676 ~ Creston, Ohio 44217 ~ Dalton, Ohio 44618 ~ Doylestown, Ohio 44230 ~ Easton, Ohio 44270 ~ Fredericksburg, Ohio 44627 ~ Funk, Ohio 44691 ~ Kidron, Ohio 44636 ~ Lattasburg, Ohio 44287 ~ Marshallville, Ohio 44645 ~ Mount Eaton, Ohio 44569 ~ Orrville, Ohio 44667 ~ Pleasant Home, Ohio 44287 ~ Riceland, Ohio 44667 ~ Rittman, Ohio 44270 ~ Shreve, Ohio 44676 ~ Smithville, Ohio 44677 ~ Sterling, Ohio 44276 ~ West Salem, Ohio 44287 ~ Wooster, Ohio 44691 ~ and more!

Holmes County, Ohio ~ Baltic, Ohio 43804 ~ Becks Mills, Ohio 44654 ~ Berlin, Ohio 44654 ~ Charm, Ohio 44654 ~ Farmerstown, Ohio 43804 ~ Glenmont, Ohio 44628 ~ Holmesville, Ohio 44633 ~ Killbuck, Ohio 44637 ~ Lakeville, Ohio 44638 ~ Millersburg, Ohio 44654 ~ Mount Hope, Ohio 44627 ~ Nashville, Ohio 44611 ~ Saltillo, Ohio 44654 ~ Stillwell, Ohio 44637 ~ Trail, Ohio 44624 ~ Walnut Creek, Ohio 44681 ~ Winesburg, Ohio 44624 ~ and more!