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Is This Your Furnace's Last Winter?

At some point, your furnace will become beyond repair, no matter how well it's maintained. Since winter came early this year, it's time to take note of the condition of your furnace and start learning about your replacement options so that when the time comes, you can make an informed decision.

Here are some indicators that this may be your furnace's last winter.

Age A well-maintained furnace has a lifespan of 15-20 years, on average. However, the cost of operation may go up substantially the older the system gets, making a replacement the better option. To check the age of your furnace, find the label with the model and serial number and look it up online.

High Utility Bills When your system has to work harder to heat your home, your bills will rise. So, If you start to see a steady increase in your utility bills, it may be due to loss of efficiency when your system is on it's last leg.

Function/Less Heat The most obvious sign is when your furnace can't warm the air in your home like it used to. Also, if the number of times you've needed a furnace repair is in the double digits, it may be time for an upgrade.

-Look out for loud, unusual noises and hot/cool spots in your home as well.

Many homeowners avoid replacing their furnace due to the upfront cost. However, you'll be saving money in the long run if you opt for the replacement. To learn about your furnace options, call 72 Degrees Comfort Company at 515-965-7272 or email us at

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