When to Replace Your Furnace

When to Replace Your Furnace 

A furnace is a type of heating unit used to, well, heat! Many homeowners today use furnaces to pump hot air into the various rooms of their home. There are different types of furnaces: natural gas, oil, and electric to name a few. As with any appliance, fixture, or system, a replacement may be necessary to ensure functionality and longevity. Learn about some of the signs that may indicate you need a new furnace with the professional team at Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. 


Furnaces do in fact have a lifespan. If maintained properly, they can last up to anywhere from 15 to 30 years. With that being said, it is still suggested that you replace it around the 15-year mark or get an opinion from a trusted technician. 


If your furnace is making strange noises, it may be time for a new one. Common noises that may be heard include humming sounds, clicking, rumbling, squealing, and loud banging. 

Lack of Heat 

No heat or heat only in certain areas? This could definitely indicate an issue with your furnace. If heat isn’t being produced or properly distributed, a circuit breaker could have been tripped or there may be a clogged filter. If repairs have been made numerous times to resolve issues like these, it is better to invest in a new furnace. 

Other Signs 

Lastly, in addition to the ones listed above, there are a few more reasons to purchase a new furnace. If you notice that your energy bill has increased significantly, there is most likely an issue at hand. If your home is dry, your furnace may be the culprit. There can also be physical damage to the furnace, meaning it is getting old and may soon stop working as previously had. 

Contact Stephens to Replace Your Furnace 

When temperatures get colder, having a functioning furnace is key to keeping your home warm and cozy. At Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, our technicians are highly skilled when it comes to prompt repair or replacement. We will always work with you to find the best solution for you and your family, keeping in mind budget and time. Additionally, maintaining your furnace is important to ensure it works for many years to come and especially when you need it most. Someone from our team would be more than happy to provide regularly scheduled maintenance so that you may experience peace of mind and get the most out of your heating system.

For other heating and air conditioning services, Stephens offers quality work you can trust. These services include AC repair and installation, air quality services, air duct repair and installation, heater repair and installation, and gas fireplace repair. Our company is fully licensed and insured, and we also offer free estimates and full price quotes before service starts. To learn more or begin the process, contact us today and see for yourself why so many people have chosen Stephens for assistance with their heating or AC system.