Right now, we’re enjoying the summer sun and long daylight hours, so heating is the last thing on your mind, right? Maybe it shouldn’t be! If there’s ever a time to get your furnace maintained, repaired, or replaced, then it should be the exact time that you don’t need to use it. Waiting until the temperature drops to fix your heating system could leave you in the cold for a few days.

Is now the perfect time to have your furnace replaced for a newer model? Here are a few signs that your furnace might need replacing.

It left you feeling cold last winter

Think back to how well your heating performed last winter. If you were constantly battling to heat up your home despite having the furnace running, then it might have been a problem with your furnace. This problem is likely to persist and even get worse next fall/winter. Have your furnace checked out by a professional technician to assess if it’s an easy fix or if you’d be better of replacing it entirely.

Your winter heating bills were through the roof

You might be reluctant to spend money on a replacement furnace, but doing so could actually save you money in the long-run. Your energy bills are bound to go up in the winter due to colder temperatures and fewer daylight hours, but having an efficient furnace can help to keep them down. Older furnaces and ones that have been poorly maintained will use up more energy compared to newer ones in order to perform the same job. If you found yourself complaining about your bills earlier this year, then a new furnace could be the answer.

Your furnace is older than your teenage kids

According to Consumer Reports, the average life expectancy of a furnace is around 15-20 years, depending on the type of furnace you have and how well it’s maintained. So, if your furnace is getting on in years, then it’s probably time for a replacement. If you’re wondering whether to repair or replace your furnace, then its age should be a big factor in your decision. Replacing an older furnace is usually more cost-effective than repairing it, since it will probably need replacing soon anyway.

If you’re ready for a new furnace, then AC Express can get you properly equipped ahead of the cooler months. We provide HVAC repair and replacement around Winston Salem, Clemmons, Lewisville, Advance, and surrounding communities in the Piedmont Triad. Get in touch to find out how we can help you.