How to replace your furnace

Stay warm and save money

Something is wrong with your furnace.

Perhaps it’s running louder than usual, making an odd noise or cycling on and off repeatedly — if it’s working at all.

Maybe your whole house is too cold, or some rooms are significantly warmer than others.

Or it could be that your winter gas and electric bills have shot up dramatically, even though energy prices haven’t changed much.

If your home isn’t getting the right amount of heat at the right price, it could be time to replace your furnace.

Doing so is a major undertaking; it requires careful research, professional help and significant expense.

But we’ve done some of the hard work for you to make the process easier. Our tips will help you determine whether you should replace your furnace or simply repair it and whether a faulty furnace is actually the reason your home is so cold.

Slide show by Amy Fontinelle Contributing Editor