24/7 Emergency Service

back to blog

Is Your Furnace Wearing Out? Check For Signs.

family-footer

Home furnaces can have a lot of strain put on them during periods of cold weather. Extremely cold weather can cause the furnace to run all the time. If the furnace seems to be struggling to heat the home, it may be time to repair or replace the unit.

Dent AC has tips on whether the furnace should be repaired or replaced before the next cold spell hits.

Age

It is a good idea to replace instead of repair furnaces that have been operating for more than 15 years. Units older than 15 years will continue to lose efficiency every season. The cost to repair the unit will eventually be greater than the cost to replace the unit. It is recommended by the EPA and Department of Energy that homeowners replace furnaces older than 15 years.

Frequent Breakdowns

If the heating system has broken down multiple times over the past several years, repairs may not be the best option. In some cases the repairs can add up substantially over time, costing homeowners more than investing in a new system.

Noise

If the furnace system has to overexert itself to keep up with the heating demands, it can become excessively noisy or turn off randomly.
Establish and maintain a regular maintenance schedule to preserve the function of your system, including annual professional maintenance to prevent problems before they occur. With units making noise, it is most likely a repair that is needed.

Cost

When looking at repair versus replacement, homeowners should consider the $5,000 rule recommended by Angieslist. Take the age of the equipment and multiply that by the repair cost. If the number is more than $5,000, then you should consider replacement. If the number is less that $5,000, consider repair. For example, a 10-year-old unit with a $350 repair equals $3,500. It’s OK to repair.

Dent AC can help. Need a healthier, more comfortable life? We can change the way you feel about your home.

No Interest, No Payments for 12 months.
expires 09/30/2022
*Cannot be combined with any other offers, restrictions apply. Call for details.
AC repair includes a 2 year labor and part warranty $50 off
expires 09/30/22
Cannot be combined with any other offers, restrictions apply, call for details.
Shield Memberships as low as $14.95 a month
expires 09/30/22
Cannot be combined with any other offers, restrictions apply, call for details.
Plumbing Safety Inspection $69
expires 09/30/22
Cannot be combined with any other offers, restrictions apply, call for details.
plumbing repair includes a 2 year labor and part warranty $50 off
expires 09/30/22
Cannot be combined with any other offers, restrictions apply, call for details.
Drain Clearing $129
expires 09/30/22
Drain Clearing - Restrictions apply call for details, One coupon per customer, offer cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or prior sale. Ground level access required. Some restrictions apply. Additional charges may occur.

I had previously had problems with backup in my home after new gas lines were put in. I was told by Atmos that I had a leak in my pipe just recently. I was told that it was roots in my sewer pipe. I called Dent Plumbers to make re...

- Dorothy S.

Phillip from Dent’s was very knowledgeable, courteous patient and professional. Last Wednesday he ordered the part upon diagnosis, yet came days sooner when the part came in earlier than expected. I was glad, as it gets cold in t...

- Presley B.

Jonathan McDonald deserves a huge thank you. Very efficient young man. Very nice. I’m very impressed with the work y’all have done since getting my new unit. I highly recommend y’all!!!

- Tracy S.

The service technician arrived early and went straight to work. He was very knowledgeable. My A/C unit has been acting strangely, but worked properly while the technician was at my home. Even so, he was able to troubleshoot a few t...

- Brett Z.

What To Expect

Our Ironclad Guarantees

Peace of Mind Guarantee

You don’t have to worry when you choose us. We will treat your home well and do the work properly. You can sit back and enjoy the results!

100% Money Back
Guarantee

If you are not happy with the work performed, you get your money back without hassle.

No Surprise
Guarantee

Surprises aren’t great when you’re asking for HVAC work. We’ll be honest and open about pricing and what you can expect for the process ahead.

Property Protection
Guarantee

Your property will be well protected when our team is on the job. We’ll even clean up well when we’re finished.

Comfort
Guarantee

When we leave your home, it will be comfortable. We’ll keep working until we achieve that.

Utility Savings
Guarantee

When we install or maintain your HVAC system, you will see your utility bills improve. That’s our promise to you.

$500 Installation
Date guarantee

We will install your system on the day we say we will. If we miss that deadline, you’ll get $500 from us.

$500 No Frustration
Guarantee

If your system breaks down during the first year and leaves you without heating or cooling, we will be there within 24 hours, or we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.

No lemon
guarantee

If a system or part we install fails to operate correctly, we'll make it right!

Peace of Mind Guarantee

You don’t have to worry when you choose us. We will treat your home well and do the work properly. You can sit back and enjoy the results!

100% Money Back
Guarantee

If you are not happy with the work performed, you get your money back without hassle.

No Surprise
Guarantee

Surprises aren’t great when you’re asking for HVAC work. We’ll be honest and open about pricing and what you can expect for the process ahead.

Property Protection
Guarantee

Your property will be well protected when our team is on the job. We’ll even clean up well when we’re finished.

Comfort
Guarantee

When we leave your home, it will be comfortable. We’ll keep working until we achieve that.

Utility Savings
Guarantee

When we install or maintain your HVAC system, you will see your utility bills improve. That’s our promise to you.

$500 Installation
Date Guarantee

We will install your system on the day we say we will. If we miss that deadline, you’ll get $500 from us.

$500 No Frustration
Guarantee

If your system breaks down during the first year and leaves you without heating or cooling, we will be there within 24 hours, or we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.

No Lemon
Guarantee

If a system or part we install fails to operate correctly, we'll make it right!

See What Your
Neighbors Are Saying

Delighted
Customers

 
I had previously had problems with backup in my home after new gas lines were put in. I was told by Atmos that I had a leak in my pipe just recently. I was told that it was roots in my… Dorothy S.
Phillip from Dent’s was very knowledgeable, courteous patient and professional. Last Wednesday he ordered the part upon diagnosis, yet came days sooner when the part came in earlier than expected. I was glad, as it gets cold in this old house!… Presley B.
Jonathan McDonald deserves a huge thank you. Very efficient young man. Very nice. I’m very impressed with the work y’all have done since getting my new unit. I highly recommend y’all!!! Tracy S.
Read our reviews