It may seem more than a little crazy to talk about heating systems at a time like this, but the cold weather will be here before you know it. It’s important that you evaluate your home’s heating system, to make sure that it’s able to keep you warm and comfortable over the next few months. If you have a furnace, and you’re not sure whether or not to replace it, read on for some tips.

Bills are Rising

As your furnace gets older, it will start to accumulate wear and tear. That wear on the system will cause its efficiency to decline, which in-turn will force it to stay on for longer in order to compensate. The longer the furnace operates, the more money it’s going to cost you. if your monthly bills are rising for no apparent reason, it could be that your furnace is on its last proverbial legs.


Even if you take good care of your furnace, things happen and occasional repairs will be necessary. Older furnaces have much more wear on the various parts that make up the system, though, which means that they are more likely to fail. If you need to repair some part of your furnace every few months, especially if it’s a different part each time, then you might want to replace the entire system.


Furnaces are typically manufactured to last around 15 years. Past that point, they begin to develop problems like those listed above. Eventually, they become far too costly to keep up and running. If your furnace is older than 15 years, you may want to consider replacing it before it starts to manifest problems like those listed above.

Ultimate Air Conditioning provides furnace installation services throughout Sarasota, FL. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.