Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Old Furnace
Saying goodbye is never easy, and when it comes to your furnace, it can be hard to know when the right time to let go is. We’ve put together a list of the telltale signs that it’s time to replace your old furnace with a new, more efficient model.
Most furnaces last for 10 to 15 years, so if your unit is within this range or older, it could be time to replace your old furnace with a newer model. If your furnace was already in your home when you moved in, you should check the manual or look up the model number to find out how old it is. Even though it may still be functioning, frequent heating cycling could be sign of a malfunction.
The technology in your old furnace will pale in comparison to that in newer high-efficiency models, which means that upgrading could save you a lot of money over time. If you’ve noticed your utility bills steadily increasing beyond what the normal rate increase is, it could be a sign that you need to replace your old furnace. As furnaces age and reach the end of their lifespan, components become worn and damaged, which can cause your unit to operate less efficiently. Another sign that your heating system is losing efficiency is if it isn’t heating your home adequately or it’s running for longer periods in order to heat your home.
Have you started noticing odd noises coming from your furnace? Popping, rattling, and hissing noises are signs that it could be time to replace your furnace. Noises like these indicate that one or more of the components within your system are worn out or damaged. Make sure you shut your unit off as soon as you notice any strange noises and contact a service technician. If caught early enough, it could be a matter of a simple repair rather than replacement.
Rust & Corrosion
Noticeable rust and corrosion of the exterior housing of your heating system is another warning sign that it’s time to replace your furnace with a new model. If you can see it on the outside, there is likely rust and corrosion on the inside of the unit as well, which can be extremely problematic. If it’s affecting the gas line and fittings or the exhaust inside your system, you are at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, so be sure to contact an HVAC technician at the first sign of trouble.
Time for a furnace upgrade?
Contact HAMCO for more information or to book an installation.
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