Homeowners in Delaware County and the Greater Philadelphia area know the value of a quality furnace when temperatures drop. Backed by our team of certified technicians and dedicated customer service representatives, Dream Team is the top source for electric and gas furnace replacement services.
The Benefits of Replacing Your Furnace
With home furnace installation from Dream Team, you'll experience many valuable benefits, including:
- Increased energy efficiency: Your new furnace will use less energy to heat your home, helping minimize your environmental impact and saving you money on your utility bill during the cold months.
- Improved safety: An older unit may experience problems that create fire hazards or risk leaking harmful chemicals like carbon monoxide into the air. With a replacement, you can be confident that you and your family are safe.
- Maximum home comfort: With a new furnace, your family will be cozy and warm all winter long. Plus, you can have peace of mind knowing you'll have adequate heat with minimal need for repairs for the next few years.
When Should I Have My Furnace Replaced?
A new, fully functioning furnace is a major improvement for any Delaware Valley household, but when is it time to invest in a new unit? Here are seven circumstances that warrant heating furnace replacement.
1. After 10-15 Years of Ownership
If you've had your furnace for 10 or more years, it won't produce the same amount of heat as it did its first winter. Repairs can extend your furnace's lifespan, but a new unit will provide maximum comfort when you need it.
2. If Your Furnace Needs Frequent Repairs
In many situations, repairs will revive a damaged or malfunctioning furnace, but at a certain point, it's time to install a replacement. Frequent maintenance will cost you more money than it's worth, so if you've had the maintenance team over one too many times, ask them to help you find the best replacement for your house.
3. If Your Energy Bill Has Drastically Increased
A furnace on its last leg will use more energy to produce the usual amount of heat, causing a spike in your energy bill. Of course, your bill will be higher in December than it was in September, so a direct month-to-month comparison won't be enough to tell.
For an accurate analysis of your rate, divide your energy bill by the livable square footage in your home — that is, the space you need to keep warm. Ask your energy provider for the average cost of heating per square foot for homes in your area using the same furnace type. You'll be able to compare your spending to that of homeowners with properly functioning furnaces.
4. If There's an Abnormal Amount of Dust in Your Home
Dust accumulating around your furnace or HVAC vents signifies that your heating system is struggling to regulate airflow and filter unwanted particles. You may even experience difficulty breathing as a result of your furnace pumping contaminated air throughout your home. It's possible to dislodge dust and debris or replace your air filter, but frequent clogging may result from a larger issue.
5. If Your Furnace Looks, Smells, or Sounds Off
Inspect your furnace and see if everything is normal. If you open your furnace and see cracks, corrosion, or rust, it could be time for a replacement. You may also find water at the base of your furnace. Puddling could be the result of a cracked heat exchanger or a drain line backup.
You should also listen for unfamiliar sounds coming from your furnace. Hissing or ticking could signal a problem with the ignitor. Clunking, grinding, or scraping could indicate that some components are loose, but these sounds could also result from severe issues like broken or unbalanced motor wheels or unlubricated bearings.
Unfamiliar smells may indicate a dangerous problem. Overheating may result in smells like smoke, burning electrical wires, or metal. Odd odors like the smell of rotten eggs could signal a chemical leak, so schedule a maintenance or repair appointment immediately.
6. If Your Furnace Is Out of Cycle
A malfunctioning furnace may start and stop faster than usual without producing the amount of heat you need. When you set your thermostat to a specific temperature, your furnace will power on until it meets your demand. But if it can't accurately monitor its heat output, it will cycle on and off too frequently.
Problems with the flame sensor or blower wheel could trick your furnace into thinking it's produced more heat than it has, causing it to shut off early and start back up again when it realizes it made a mistake. This creates a seemingly endless cycle of rapid starts and stops that requires professional attention.
7. If Your Home Just Isn't Warm Enough Anymore
A good sign that you need a new furnace is when your old one just isn't cutting it. Maybe your current unit is too small to heat your home, or perhaps some other issue is preventing it from operating at peak efficiency. No matter the cause, your family needs a furnace that will keep them warm through the cold Pennsylvania winter, so order a replacement to feel more comfortable in your home.
Why Dream Team?
Dream Team is a trusted source for reliable, local furnace services. When you schedule an appointment with us, we'll be honest with you about the state of your heating system. If it's possible and financially feasible to fix your furnace, we'll provide same-day repairs. If not, we'll help you find an affordable replacement and offer next-day installation.
With Dream Team, you'll benefit from upfront pricing and a friendly crew of certified technicians who will do the job right and treat your house with the utmost respect. As a locally owned business with offices in Havertown, Media, and Newtown Square, PA, we'll do whatever it takes to prepare our neighbors for the winter. If you need assistance right away, call us at 484-286-5902 for 24/7 emergency service.
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Schedule Furnace Replacement Today
Equip your home with the new furnace you need to stay warm this winter. Schedule an appointment with Dream Team today!