Furnace Replacement Will Be a Reality for Many St. Louis Families This Winter
We can’t say it enough, the St. Louis winters can be downright brutal. Having a fully functional furnace is a must. Unfortunately, that won’t be the case for some families this winter. We know there’s never a good time to need furnace repair or replacement, which is why Meyer Heating & Air will be performing new furnace installations all over the St. Louis metropolitan area this season. No St. Louis resident should be without something as basic as heat.
Throughout our decades of experience, Meyer Heating and Air has been able to identify the warning signs of a furnace being on its last leg. It’s best to pay attention and look for these signs of a faulty furnace before you and your family are braving the St. Louis cold without heat in your home.
How Old is Your Furnace?
No furnace lasts forever. Those are tough words to read for those that have invested in furnace replacement in the past. You know it’s an investment and you hope that a furnace can warm your family for the rest of time; however, every furnace eventually reaches the end of its lifespan, even when regularly serviced.
Most units last about 15 to 20 years, and it’s hard to know from evaluating just how long any given unit will continue to function. Be cautious and overly protective of your unit as it gets older. The best approach is to start thinking about options for a new furnace installation around that 15-year mark, and then build a plan for furnace replacement in the event of a breakdown.
Nobody wants to replace a fully functional furnace, but it’s good to know how old it is so there’s a reasonable explanation just in case you notice the following warning signs.
Have Your Energy Bills Gone Up?
Our furnaces are one of the largest sources of energy consumption in a modern home. The efficiency and performance of your furnace directly affects the money you spend on your bills. Pay close attention to your bills during the winter months when your furnace is running to see if you’re paying significantly more than the previous year.
Higher bills could be an indicator you need furnace replacement, especially if your furnace is older. Furnace repair can remedy the raised bills at times, but in many other cases, you’re probably headed for a new furnace installation.
Pro Tip: Depending on your unit, furnace replacement might still be worth it for you! Work with Meyer Heating and Air on energy-efficient options that pay for themselves over time.
Is Your Home Getting Warm Enough?
These telltale signs of a furnace that needs attention are more obvious than bills that have increased. They include:
- Your home feels cold, even when the heat is on and should be running
- Uneven heating throughout certain areas in the house
While there are other issues that could cause a chillier room like air leaks or a malfunctioning thermostat, many families find that they’re in need of furnace tune-up or replacement. Don’t keep cranking up the thermostat and overwork the furnace. Have an expert evaluate your system.
Does Your Furnace Cycle Correctly?
If your furnace is operating at peak efficiency, you will hear it cycling throughout the day like clockwork. It should kick on when the home drops below the thermostat temperature and vice versa when the temperature returns to the set temperature. Observing the cycling of your furnace can give you a good idea of its condition.
If your furnace sounds like it’s cycling on and off all day or – even worse – just running all day, then these are pretty clear signs of malfunction. Schedule an expert to evaluate and perform a furnace tune-up or new furnace installation.
Let Meyer Heating and Air Revive Your Heating With a New Furnace Installation
Meyer Heating & Air is the best HVAC service provider in St. Louis. Let us prove it in the performance of your systems after you entrust them to us. Our goal is to help prevent expensive breakdowns and inefficiencies in your heating and cooling systems. We’ll achieve peak performance through routine maintenance and performing the small fixes that prevent the large failures later on.
We are always available! You can call us anytime at (314) 845-1929, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, because we understand you can’t always plan for needing a furnace replacement!
Additionally, for non-emergencies and other inquiries, reach out online via our website and one of our team members will get in touch with you.