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Say Goodbye to Your Old, Outdated Furnace!

chilly-manIf you haven’t done so already, take this as your sign! That’s right: now is the perfect time to replace your old, outdated furnace with a brand-new, efficient system!

Of course, we understand that replacing your furnace may seem like quite a hassle, but trust us, it’ll be totally worth it in the long run.

There are a number of signs that suggest it’s time to replace your furnace, and below, we have listed a number of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to schedule call us for all things heating in Ashburn, VA!)

So, Are You Ready to Let Go?

Like we mentioned above, there are a number of signs that suggest it’s time to replace your furnace, including the following:


Although built to last, the average lifespan of a furnace is anywhere between 10 and 15 years. An older furnace is simply not going to be as efficient as a newer model, and therefore, we recommend a replacement. You want to make sure that you are getting the absolute most bang for your buck.

Frequency of Repairs

Sure, your furnace will require repair services from time to time. However, if you have found yourself in the position of calling for repairs more than a couple of times per year, it might be time for a replacement. As a rule of thumb, if you are spending 50% or more of the cost of a new system on repairs, it is better to just bite the bullet and install a new system.

Less Comfort

The primary role of your furnace is to provide heat for the entire home. So if your furnace is unable to do that, why hold on to it? Your comfort is what matters, and investing in a system that is going to work might just be the best solution.

Pricey Bills

We always recommend keeping a close eye on your monthly heating bills. If you notice that you are paying more and more for heat, then it is time to call in a professional. Higher bills are a clear sign that it might be time to let go of your furnace.

Always Ask a Professional

If you suspect your furnace is on its way out, do not hesitate to call in a professional for advice. Trust us, only a professional has the tools, knowledge, and experience to safely and correctly remove your old system, help you select a new one, and install it accordingly—this is definitely not a job for just any old amateur!

And yes, while there may be plenty of amateurs willing to service your system for a fairly cheap price, remember that sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you much more in the long run. Therefore, it is always better to call in a professional and get the job done right the first time around!

Schedule your heating services with the team at Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating. 

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