- Posted by admin
- On March 13, 2019
- furnace replacement, furnace safety, Furnace Tips, HAMCO, heating
During the winter, your home’s furnace is absolutely essential when it comes to keeping your family warm. But, just because your heating system is running, doesn’t mean it isn’t getting close to a breakdown. From strange noises and high utility bills to decreased indoor air quality, here are some early furnace warning signs that mean it’s time to replace your system.
Age of Furnace
A furnace generally has a life expectancy of between 15 and 20 years, but issues can start to arise earlier if the unit is not maintained properly. If your furnace is over 15 years old, an upgrade should definitely be on your mind, especially if you’ve had to repair the system in the past. Continually investing money into a failing unit only costs you more to prolong the inevitable, which leads us into the next of our furnace warning signs.
Utility Bills Have Increased
Have you noticed a dramatic increase in your monthly utility bills without making any changes to your furnace usage? While there may be other reasons for bills increasing, this could be a sign the system is not performing efficiently or that there is some sort of internal malfunction. Upgrading to a high-efficiency furnace can reduce your monthly energy bills.
When you start hearing loud or unusual sounds coming from your heating system, it means there’s something definitely wrong. While this can be an fixable issue with a professional HVAC technician, it could also be a warning sign your unit is coming to the end of its use.
Indoor Air Quality
The last of our furnace warning signs is indoor air quality that has taken a turn for the worse. An easy way to tell if this has happened is if members of your family with allergies are finding it more difficult to breathe while in the home. If you regularly change your furnace filter, this likely means that your system is no longer able to circulate clean air throughout your home. A stale smell in the air is also a surefire way of knowing that your air quality has taken a turn for the worse.
Don’t wait until next winter to replace your heating system,
contact HAMCO and receive a FREE estimate on a new high-efficiency furnace.
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