Signs You Need a New Furnace
Deciding to get a new furnace is not a decision that should be made lightly. A new air system is an investment that will last at least 10-15 years. A common sight in customers’ homes is an outdated furnace, holding on for dear life, and a homeowner who just can’t say, “goodbye.” It can be hard to know when you need a replacement, but don’t worry, we have you covered. Below are the top signs you need a new furnace.
Your Furnace Is in High School
Could your furnace be a freshman in high school? Is it between 15 and 18-years-old? Unfortunately, this is the typical lifespan of a home heating system. As technology progresses, so does our home heating and cooling equipment. Even if your furnace is showing small signs of wear and tear, it’s not a bad idea to call an HVAC contractor to see what your options are. They can point you in the right direction and let you know if you need a minor repair, or a new machine.
You’ve Seen an Increase in Your Heating Bill
When your furnace is running at top efficiency, it saves energy and helps save on utility bills. If you notice a steady increase in your utility bill, you may need a new furnace. The older your furnace is, the harder it needs to work and the more energy it uses. If this is the case, the thing most affected will be your bills. A new furnace will be more energy efficient and effective.
Repairs Are Made More Frequently
Many furnaces need a lot of love in their last few years of life. If you notice yourself calling an HVAC contractor more than usual, it’s a sign you need a new furnace. If you’re calling an HVAC contractor for regular tune-ups, those wouldn’t count as a repair. Repairs are done when something in the system goes wrong or is noticeably broken. It’s best to look at how much you’re spending on repairs and see if it’s a better value to invest in a new furnace.
Your Thermostat Setting Feels Off
We’ve all been there. Turning your thermostat up and down, constantly looking for the perfect, comfortable temperature. The older your furnace, the chances are that it’ll have issues correctly distributing heat. Another sign you need a new furnace is if certain rooms stay warm while others are cold. A furnace on its last leg will have problems heating your whole house and keeping up with the number on your thermostat.
Strange Noises Are Coming from the Furnace
That bump in the night is no ghost, chances are, it’s your furnace. If your furnace makes a banging, popping, or rattling noise; that’s a clear indicator your furnace could be at the end of its life. Those noises, while they may sound innocuous are indicators of leaks, cracks, or other structural damage. If the internal structure of your furnace is damaged, it could lead to huge repair bills.
Seeing Any of These Signs? Call Moore Home Services
Are you noticing any signs you need a new furnace? Call Moore Home Services! Our friendly, Diamond Certified HVAC technicians can tune-up, inspect, and if need be, diagnose your furnace. They offer the best individual solution for you and your specific situation. To schedule some of our 5-star service, reach out to our friendly call center representatives or fill out the form linked here.