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Is it Time to Replace Your Furnace?

A man in a yellow sweater with a hat and scarf, sitting in his home experiencing cold temperatures because his furnace has stopped working properly in O’Fallon, IL.

 

In O’Fallon, IL, and throughout the Midwest, our winter weather may fluctuate, but we can always expect cold temperatures. When it’s cold, you’ll want a working furnace or heating system that keeps your home or business as warm and comfortable as possible. However, when the furnace isn’t working, it can make the environment unbearable. That’s when it’s time to call your local heating technician at Bassett Services for furnace repairs or a new furnace installation. Here are the top five signs to help you determine when it’s time for a new furnace installation.

The Age of Your System

It may be time to switch your system due to typical old age. The lifespan of a furnace can vary greatly depending on make and model, owner, maintenance records, and more. Over time, the efficiency will decrease due to normal wear and tear on the components of the system. When your system gets older and starts to experience consistent problems in basic function, it may be more cost-efficient to opt for replacement rather than repairs.

Strange Sounds

Hearing strange sounds coming from your HVAC system is never a good sign. Noises like rattling, clanking, and thumping are all potentially problematic, so you should call your local professional to have your unit inspected before the issues worsen and become more expensive to address. You can reach one of our technicians at Bassett Services 24/7 at (317) 647-4965.

 

The hands of a male technician using a screwdriver servicing a modern air conditioner with basic repairs at a residence in O’Fallon, IL.

Increase in Energy Costs

An increase in your monthly energy costs is an important sign that may indicate a problem with your current heating system.  As a system ages, its efficiency slowly decreases, meaning it has to run longer to keep your home the same temperature as before. Because of this loss of efficiency, you’ll notice your energy bills starting to rise. When the increase becomes significant, a furnace replacement should be in the near future. Installing a new energy-efficient furnace will help cut costs and keep things comfortable at your home or business.

Dust Problems

An increase of dust in your home can be another warning sign that your furnace is reaching the end of its life. While a simple furnace cleaning or air filter replacement could help resolve the issue, it’s also possible that the excessive dust is a symptom of a more significant problem, especially if you have an older system with outdated air filtration technology. Contact one of our professionals at Bassett Services. We’ll perform a thorough examination of your furnace, diagnose the system, and recommend the best course of action.

 

A professional technician in a blue shirt and red gloves carefully removing the cover of a furnace so he can examine the problem with the unit in O’Fallon, IL.

Costly Repairs

If your system has a simple issue that can be repaired inexpensively, repairs are probably your best bet. However, if your repair costs are excessive and occurring frequently, the better option is to replace your system completely instead of repairing a failing, older system that will only continue to experience further problems. Trust your local experts at Bassett Services to handle your new furnace installation and we’ll guarantee to improve the comfort of your home and satisfy your expectations.

Make sure you contact Bassett Services for all your heating needs this season. Our family-owned and operated business offers over 40 years of fixing furnaces and installing heating systems in O’Fallon, IL, and throughout the Metro East!

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