If you have an older furnace, then it is likely on borrowed time. Along with knowing that problems are going to start happening with it at some point in the near future, there are also other reasons for opting for a newer furnace. Here are some of the problems you can be facing when you are still using an older furnace.
Years of dirt can cause problems
If you haven't always lived in the home, then you had no control over ensuring annual maintenance and routine cleaning was done to the furnace. Or, you may have not been thinking about these things from the beginning. A buildup of dirt can cause a lot of problems and concerns with furnaces. You may start to have problems with things like a jammed blower motor, a gas valve that shuts off because of buildup on the flame sensor, or a serious risk of a mini-explosion caused by dirty burners. Old dirt buildup is hard to remove when it's been there for years and this is one issue you can face. If your furnace has too much dirt buildup, consider replacing it.
Electrical components will eventually fail
As your furnace ages, it is more likely that the electrical components will begin to fail on you. Once this begins to happen, you can find yourself needing to have things replaced more and more often, such as the ignition system and the motor. Replacing an old furnace before these things start to happen can save you time, trouble, and cash in the long run. You may also find your furnace's pilot light can go out just about any time a slight draft comes through, and in some cases, this can happen on a fairly regular basis. Since newer models of furnaces don't have the same standard pilot lights older models had, replacing your furnace can take away the pilot light concerns completely.
Older furnaces aren't as cost-efficient
An older furnace won't be as efficient as a newer model and they can cost you more money on a monthly basis in order to continue to heat your home. On top of this, the repairs you need to tend to with an older furnace will further add to the amount of money you continue to have going out for your home's heating. Installing a new furnace can give you financial benefits you will notice as soon as your next month's bills start coming in.
For more information, contact a furnace replacement service in your area.