Before winter arrives it is essential that your furnace is up to keeping you warm over the winter, effectively and efficiently. If you find your furnace needs frequent furnace repair, this is a sign that your furnace is at the end of its life and needs to be replaced. It’s important that you can recognize any warning signs that indicate that furnace replacement is needed.
Your Energy Bills And Equipment Repairs Are Steadily Increasing
As your furnace ages, it will begin to have to work harder to be effective, consequently, more energy is used and your energy bills increase. It may also begin to break down more frequently, so your repair bills will also increase.
Your Furnace Is More Than 15 Years Old
The majority of furnaces have a lifetime of 10-15 years, with regular maintenance. If your furnace is approaching this age, be prepared to start shopping for a new one.
The Rooms Throughout Your Home Are Different Temperatures
Older furnaces need to work harder to produce and distribute heat throughout the house, you may begin to notice different parts of the house are at different temperatures.
Your Furnace Is Extra Noisy
If your furnace begins to make different or louder noises, especially: rattling, popping, humming, or screeching and squealing noises, then it’s time to think about calling in the HVAC contractors to perform furnace replacement.
Your Home Has Soot Around The Registers
The presence of any soot, dust, or rust around the registers indicates that your furnace is producing too much carbon dioxide. Which will damage furniture, flooring, and plants. It also results in itchy throats, dry eyes and will irritate the respiratory system, if it is inhaled. Any accumulation of these substances means it’s time to get a new furnace and schedule furnace installation.