When to Replace a Heat Pump

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In Lethbridge, furnace repair is thankfully available whenever you need it. However, sometimes, repairs become less cost-effective than just buying a new furnace. Here are some signs that it may be time for you to replace a furnace:

Fumes

If you smell anything unusual coming from your furnace, it's time to get it replaced. These smells can be dangerous to your health and can point to something even more serious: dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is odorless, but old furnaces that are emitting smells are especially at-risk for letting dangerous amounts into your home. If your furnace smells strange, be alert for signs of disorientation or sickness. They may be caused by your old furnace's emissions. Begin searching to replace the furnace immediately.

Energy Efficiency

If your furnace is causing your gas bills to climb, it may be time to invest in a new one. Newer furnaces will use less gas, helping to make up the cost of buying them in the first place. They're also more efficient, making your furnace easier to use. In Lethbridge, heating is important in the winter months, and your furnace should be up to the task.

Noise

Though important, these aren't the only signs it may be time to replace your Lethbridge heating system. Another sign that a furnace is getting too old is if it emits sounds. Furnaces often turn on automatically at night, when it's cool. If your furnace is noisy, this can be fairly disturbing to your sleep. Furnaces with age are more likely to have the more serious problems above as well, so take the noise seriously and consider your option to replace the furnace.

Choosing to replace your old furnace can be a difficult decision to make. However, new furnaces are safer, more efficient, and less expensive on a monthly basis. These factors are important when deciding whether to repair your furnace or to replace it. If you need to replace or repair your furnace, The Gentlemen Plumbers have state-of-the-art equipment that can help you to get what you need quickly and without any hassle. If you aren't sure about what's best for your particular furnace, give us a call today and we'll answer all of your questions!