How To Know When It’s Time To Replace Your Furnace

by | Mar 15, 2020 | Heating | 0 comments

You’re here because you want to know how to know when it’s time to replace your furnace.

Bad news is…your furnace won’t last forever, unfortunately.

But the good news is, fortunately, we have prepared a checklist that will help you identify when it’s time to upgrade your system so you can stay comfortable during these cold winter nights.

Read more below to find out what to look for when it’s time to replace your furnace.


How will I know it’s time to replace my furnace?


Your Furnace Is More Than Fifteen Years Old

While a modern furnace will last for about 20 years, it’s good to start shopping for a new system around the 15-year-old mark.

Your Energy Bills Keep Going Up

Older furnaces work harder to produce heat, and as a result, you can expect to see higher energy bills.

In the long run, it is advisable to purchase a more efficient unit rather than paying for repair after repair when your HVAC system has come to the end of its lifespan.

Rooms In Your Home Have Different Temperatures

Older units have trouble distributing heat evenly throughout your house. Some rooms will be cooler and some rooms warmer. This is a definite sign it’s time to make an HVAC change soon.

You See Soot Around The Register

The ventilation duct cover that opens and closes is your furnace register. If you find soot, rust or dust in different areas of your home, this means your furnace has too much CO2. Health issues can occur such as sore throat, dry eyes and upper respiratory infections as well.

Your Furnace Is Making A Lot of Noise

Your furnace should never make sounds like rattling, popping, humming or screeching. If you are hearing these sounds, it is generally a clear sign that you need a new HVAC system.

Wrapping It Up

Trust Southern Pride Service Inc. to guide you in the right direction whether it be a small repair or a system upgrade. Our technicians are highly trained professionals ready to solve any of your heating issues. We are your complete home air comfort specialists, working hard to keep you comfortable.

 Our Heating Services Include:

  • Furnace Repair, Service and Cleaning
  • Boiler Repair, Service, and Cleaning
  • High efficiency furnace installations
  • Heat Pumps
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Whole House Humidifier
  • Duct Repair/ Reroute/ Modification
  • Wifi Enabled Thermostats
  • Residential Zoning Systems
  • Full System Replacement
  • Radiant Floor


    Here at Southern Pride Service, we understand what it takes to make sure that our customers are happy and comfortable throughout the winter. We are a full-service heating company that has been working in the Southern Maryland region since 1993. We constantly strive to provide excellent customer service and affordable rates on all of our offerings. If you need any type of heating service, you’ve come to the right place!

Air Conditioning Repair Services

 If your air conditioning system isn't working properly, prompt repair is important to keep you comfortable in your home. Southern Pride Service offers cooling system repair services for AC systems of all types. This includes:

  • Central air conditioning system repair

  • Heat pump repair

  • Ductless air conditioning system repair

  • Geothermal system repair

Our experienced HVAC team can diagnose and treat all types of AC problems. Some common reasons that you might need cooling system repair include:

  • Air conditioner won't turn on 

  • Air conditioner won't cool properly 
  • Freezing of the outdoor unit

  • Leaks

  • Unusual sounds or smells

  • Electrical problems

Our repair technicians use the latest tools and technology to diagnose your system's needs. We offer fair, upfront pricing and prompt repair services.

 Schedule AC repair now so you can be cool and comfortable in your home. Call 301-932-4925 or contact us online.


Air Conditioning Installation and Replacement Services

 When it comes time to replace an older or faulty air conditioning system, or install an entirely new unit, our team will recommend the best system for your home and budget.  We'll work with you to take the stress out of the install process with quick and efficient service. We also offer financing options to make it more affordable. 

 Some signs that you're in need of replacement include:

  • Cost of repair is high, so replacement is more cost-effective

  • The system is 10 years old or older

  • You're struggling with frequent breakdowns

  • The system still runs on Freon

 For your air conditioning installation quote, contact the pros at Southern Pride Service.


Keep Your System Properly Maintained with Southern Pride Service

 Proper AC maintenance helps extend the life span of your air conditioning and cooling system and reduce the risk of a breakdown. We offer air conditioning  maintenance plans that will help you keep your system running properly to proactively avoid costly issues and repairs later down the line. We recommend scheduling maintenance at the start of the cooling season, so that your HVAC system can operate as efficiently as possible all season long.

 Is your air conditioner overdue for maintenance? Schedule it today by calling 301-932-4925 or contacting Southern Pride Service online for help.