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Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?

image008Fall is a good time to think about what changes you need to make to your HVAC system. Most homes use a furnace for comfort during cool weather, and if your home is one of those, you might want to consider scheduling a replacement with our professionals.

Below are times when it’s appropriate to schedule a furnace replacement:

  • It’s a floor furnace: Floor furnaces are an older type of furnace that sends heated air up through vents in the floor. These furnaces pick up dirt faster than other types, which can make them into combustion hazards. They’re also a higher risk for sending exhaust gases into a house. If your home still has this type of furnace, we strongly recommend you replace it with a more modern type. (Read more about floor furnaces and their dangers.)
  • It’s older than 20 years: A furnace that receives regular maintenance care and prompt repairs when needed can last between 15 to 20 years. But once a furnace is more than 20 years old, it’s in danger of losing efficiency and experiencing multiple breakdowns. It’s a wise idea to replace it with a newer model that has a high efficiency rating: you’ll start saving money right away, and you won’t have to worry about a sudden furnace breakdown due to age.
  • It’s costing you too much to run: A furnace can retain its energy efficiency through most of its lifetime. But as it comes to the end of its service, it will start to cost much more to operate. If you have noticed a climb in your energy bills over the last few seasons, it may be due to an aging furnace that’s ready to be repalced.
  • It’s starting to corrode: You do not want your furnace to turn into a safety issue. If you see any corrosion appearing on your furnace, have HVAC professionals look into immediately, since the furnace probably needs to be replaced before it becomes unsafe.

Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical offers gas and electrical furnace replacement services in Sherman Oaks, CA. Call our certified service technicians 24/7 for exceptional customer service!

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