January 8, 2019 Uncategorized

A Special Feature on the Lennox ML180 Gas Furnace

A furnace is an essential piece of equipment that gives you and your family a comfortable living environment in the midst of extreme weather. The last thing you want is a broken furnace while winter is at its coldest. In this regard, you have to ensure your furnace is up for the task.

Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning is your reliable heating company in Chanhassen MN that can assist you in determining whether your existing furnace is repairable or is already due for replacement.

Here are warning signs of a furnace that’s about to reach the end of its life.

Old Age

If your furnace is about 10 years or less, it should be repairable. Having said that, bear in mind that the older your furnace is, the harder it is to get replacement parts.

If your furnace is 15 years or older and has maintenance issues, there is a high likelihood that it will need to be replaced. It may still be working, but it is likely not operating at peak efficiency, causing a rise in your utility bills.

Shopping for a new furnace before your old one completely breaks down is a good idea as it gives you time to decide on the right model and you can even take advantage of seasonal discounts or rebates.

Skyrocketing Energy and Repair Bills

Furnaces have gone a long way in the last decade or so, and significant improvements have been made in their energy-efficiency levels. If you have the means, try to examine your energy bills over the past five years. If your January to March’s energy bills show an increasing trend each year, this rise could be largely due to an inefficient, aging furnace.

An older furnace tends to work harder to meet your heating needs compared to when it was new. A minimal increase in your energy costs is acceptable, but once you begin seeing considerable increases and you have already become friends with your local HVAC guy, it may be time to look for a new furnace.

Hot and Cold Spots

If your furnace does a poor job in distributing heat evenly, it could either be due to a ductwork issue or a deteriorating furnace. You should have an HVAC professional inspect your ducts and heating system to single out the problem.

Excessive Noise

As your furnace gets older, it can start to make noises you have never heard before. This could indicate that there are parts that are getting ready to fail. Also, it could also mean that there is a problem in your ductwork. If the noise level becomes a bit of a concern for you, call your trusted heating technician.

Features of the Merit® Series ML180 Gas Furnace

Every component of the ML180 has proven itself through extensive testing in our research labs. So you can take comfort knowing the furnace will deliver reliable performance, season after season.

From its heavy-gauge steel cabinet and aluminized steel heat exchanger to its sealed blower compartment, the ML180 is built to deliver reliable comfort, year after year.

An AFUE of 80% means 80 cents of every dollar spent on gas goes directly toward heating your home. That can mean potential savings of hundreds of dollars per year when compared to an older furnace.

When the ML180 is paired with a Lennox® heat pump, it creates a system that can automatically alternate between electricity and gas to keep you warm. So you’re always using the most energy-efficient way to keep comfortable.

The ML180 has a Duralok Plus heat exchanger that is constructed from patented ArmorTuf steel that captures waste heat, and a stainless steel secondary heat exchanger that allows the unit to achieve industry-leading efficiency levels. This solid component exceeds industry requirements and extends the furnace’s life.

Its hot surface igniter controls furnace operation to ensure reliable, efficient performance.

With product registration, the ML180 may be eligible for a 10-year Limited Extended Warranty. Lennox also offers a 5-year Limited Warranty on covered parts and 20-Year Warranty on the Heat Exchanger.

Ask the Heating Experts

If you need help in deciding whether your furnace needs repair or replacement, call Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning. We will answer all your questions and give you relevant information to assist you in making the right decision. We are your dependable Eden Prairie furnace installation company serving you for over forty years.