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5 Signs It Is Time To Replace Your Furnace

When winter comes barreling in, keeping your home warm and comfortable quickly becomes your top priority. However, if your furnace is older, you may find it difficult to maintain those comfortable temperatures inside your home. At West Coast Mechanical Corp, our experienced staff want to help you whether your old furnace need repairing or you need a full heating system replacement. Here are a few signs that it’s time to replace your ageing unit.

You've Noticed an Increase in the cost of heating your home

Heating systems are designed to keep your home comfortable as efficiently as possible; while a slight increase in energy costs should be expected, it should not be extreme. If you've noticed that your heating costs are higher than they were in the previous year, it could indicate that your furnace is due for a replacement. Remember this. Newer units are designed to use less energy than old boilers, and the savings on your energy bills may be enough to offset the cost of installing a new unit.

Repairs are Almost Constant

While it is possible to keep an old furnace running for years, it is not always your best option. If you’re calling your furnace repair technician every month or so to fix a new problem, it may be best to have a new furnace installed. The last thing you want is for your furnace to break down right when a Canadian blizzard rolls in. Scheduling boiler and furnace installation or maintenance before winter is in full swing will help you reduce the risk of going without heat.

The System is Over 15 Years Old

Like any major appliance, your furnace home heating system will eventually need to be replaced. Most units, with regular care and maintenance, last around 15 years. If you’ve had the same system running or can’t remember the last time you scheduled a boiler or furnace installation or maintenance servcice, it’s likely time to upgrade. At West Coast Mechanical Corp, our experienced furnace technicians will inspect your old boiler for signs of age and wear and advise you on the best solution for your home according to your needs.

Strange Noises are Coming From the Furnace

Most furnaces make some degree of noise when they turn on. However, if you hear loud clanking, banging, or rattling coming from your furnace, it may be time for a replacement. These noises often indicate that the pressure inside the unit is no longer at optimal levels, impacting the overall performance of your home heating system.

You Smell Gas Around the Furnace

Gas is a reliable fuel source for home heat systems, but it’s not without its hazards. If you smell gas around your furnace, it’s likely that you have a slow gas leak somewhere in the system. Keep in mind that even a small leak is incredibly dangerous and should be addressed by an experienced West Coast Mechanical Corp technician as soon as possible. However, old furnaces often cannot be repaired completely and it’s best to simply schedule a new furnace installation to upgrade your home’s heating system.


If you’re concerned about the condition of your furnace system or are ready to upgrade from your old boiler to a new furnace. Try our installation with our experienced West Coast Mechanical technicians. Don’t wait any longer, Contact Us at 780.940.6850 and let our West Coast Mechanical Corp team get your home ready for winter.

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