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Planning to buy a new furnace because your existing one lacks important features or is unable to keep your home warm and comfortable?

If you want to replace your old furnace and want expert advice to choose the right furnace for your home, or if you need any other furnace replacement-related help, we at AVS Heating and Air Conditioning would love to help.

Call us at 703-343-9682 (Virginia customers) or at 301-686-7129 (Maryland customers) to discuss your requirement with one of our furnace services experts.

7 Signs That Indicate It’s Time For Furnace Replacement

A furnace breakdown can cause major inconvenience; therefore, one must pay attention to the early signs of a furnace replacement to avoid the problem. Here are a few signs that indicate your furnace is nearing its end.

1. Your Furnace Is More Than A Decade Old

The average lifespan of a furnace is anywhere between 10 to 15 years. Usually, furnaces tend to show signs of decline once they are ten years old. And while furnace components tend to wear out from day one, the wear and tear rate increases once furnaces turn ten. It is because of this reason experts suggest that one should start considering a furnace replacement once it turns a decade old.

2. There’s Been An Exponential Rise in Your Heating Bills

If your heating bills have gone up during the last few months, and that too when there’s been no major change in your energy consumption or the energy rates, then this could be an indication that you need to replace your furnace. Get your furnace checked by a heating expert to find out if the issue can be resolved with a furnace repair or if replacement is the only option.

3. Your Furnace Needs Frequent Repairs

Another common sign of a furnace replacement is that your furnace requires frequent repairs. As furnaces age, they tend to break down more often, but if your furnace repairs have gone up substantially despite regular maintenance and timely repairs, chances are that your furnace is at the fag end of its life.

4. You Applied The $5000 Rule

When it comes to deciding between a heating repair and replacement, experts rely on the $5000 rule.
According to this rule, one must consider replacing their furnace if the value that comes out by multiplying the age of the furnace with the repair cost exceeds $5000. For instance, if the cost of repairing a 10-year-old furnace is $600, then the multiplication value comes out to 10 x $600=$6000, so one must consider replacing the furnace.

5. Your Furnace Cannot Maintain the Required Temperature

If your furnace is unable to provide adequate and you are experiencing cold spots in your home, then this, too, could be a sign that your furnace needs to be replaced. Ideally, the issue should not arise if you schedule regular maintenance of your furnace and especially if you have recently had your furnace repaired for the same issue.

6. Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality Has Gone Down

Do you know poor indoor air quality is one of the primary causes of various health issues among home dwellers? Poor air quality can lead to health issues, such as colds, influenza, dizziness, and respiratory problems. If you or anyone in your family has been facing a similar issue, get your furnace fixed by a heating expert. And consider replacing the problem if the problem persists.

7. Your Furnace Is Based On An Outdated Technology

Traditional furnaces that are around 10 to 15 years old lack the features that are available in new-age furnaces. For instance, new-age furnaces are loaded with features, such as zone-wise heating and smart control. Also, the new age furnaces are far more energy efficient as compared to the old furnaces based on dated technology.

Range of Furnace Services We Offer

  • Furnace Installation
  • Furnace Tune-Up
  • Furnace Inspection
  • Furnace Maintenance
  • Furnace Repair
  • Furnace Replacement

Why Choose AVS Heating and Air Conditioning

AVS Heating and Air Conditioning are one of the most reputable air conditioning and heating service providers in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Here’s what makes us the preferred choice of our customers.

Proven Track Record

Founded in 1991, we have more than 30 years of experience in the HVAC service industry. And the combined experience of our team is around 60 years.

Unparalleled Service

Our aim is to ensure that every customer is a repeat customer. So the focus is on delivering exceptional services that transcend all expectations and help us win the trust of our customers.

Comprehensive Range of Services

Our gamut of services ranges from heating and air conditioning installation to maintenance to repair to replacement and a lot more. We are a one-stop shop for all your air conditioning and heating needs.

Team of Licensed Technicians

All our technicians have valid HVAC contractor licenses and have several years of experience under their belt. And no matter how complex the problem, our technicians will have a solution for it.

Exceptional Customer Service

At AVS Heating and Air Conditioning, we go the extra mile to ensure 100 percent customer satisfaction. No wonder we are one of the most reputable air conditioning and heating services providers in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

24-by-7 Emergency Services

We at AVS Heating and Air Conditioning are available around the clock, 365 days a year (holidays included). So whether it’s a cold frigid night or the middle of the peak demand season, if you have an emergency, just give us a call, and we will send one of our experts to your place right away.

Need Expert Help?

We understand how difficult it is to decide between furnace replacement and repair. Also, choosing the right furnace for your home is not easy. If you are facing a similar issue and need expert help, feel free to get in touch with us at AVS Heating and Air Conditioning and let one of our experts help you make an informed decision. To schedule an appointment, call us at 703-343-9682 (Virginia customers) or at 301-686-7129 (Maryland customers). You can also drop us a line at, and one of our team members will reach out to you in a short while.

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