Signs That It’s Time to Upgrade or Repair Your Furnace

Your Winnipeg home furnace is responsible for helping you keep your home warm and comfortable, which is why furnace problems and breakdowns can be so stressful. At GLT Service Professionals, providers of furnace repair in Winnipeg, we're often asked about the signs that it's time to call a professional to have your furnace repaired or replaced. First let's take a look at some common furnace issues, and then at how you can decide between a repair and an upgrade.

Inconsistent heat

If your furnace is producing inconsistent heat, you definitely want to contact a furnace repair expert, as it may only be a matter of time before it stops producing heat altogether.

Noisy operation
A properly functioning furnace runs quietly, so you know that something is up when your furnace suddenly starts making unexpected noises. Listen for rattles, squeaks, rumbles, and any noises that are out of the ordinary.

Frequent cycling
Frequent cycling can be caused by number different issues, such as a clogged filter, blocked airflow, or even a malfunctioning thermostat. An experienced HVAC technician can find out what exactly is causing it.

Higher energy bills

When a furnace is malfunctioning, you will likely see a rise in your energy bills as it will no longer be running as efficiently.

Deciding Between a Furnace Repair and a Furnace Upgrade
If the needed repairs on your furnace are going to be relatively minor and if your furnace is less than 10 years old, then furnace repair in Winnipeg is likely the better choice for you. There's no need to spring for a full replacement when your furnace likely still has 5 to 10 years of operating life left.

However, if the repairs are costly and your furnace is already 15 or more years old, then you should definitely be thinking about an upgrade instead. Once a furnace is "over the hill," it will begin to need more frequent and more expensive repairs. A good rule of thumb is that you're better off investing in a furnace upgrade if the cost to repair your old furnace would be a third or more of the price of a new one.

Quality Furnaces and Furnace Repair in Winnipeg

Ensuring that you have a well-functioning furnace is one of a homeowner's most important tasks, so you want to make sure that your HVAC company is always going to be there for you. At GLT Service Professionals we provide new furnaces and furnace repair in Winnipeg, as well as 24-hour emergency service so that you're never left out in the cold.

If your furnace is having problems and you'd like an honest, expert opinion on whether a repair or an upgrade would make more sense, then don't wait to contact GLT Service Professionals today.