There is one unfortunate fact about furnace systems—they don’t last forever. But how do you know when it’s time to upgrade yours? We know that for the average homeowner, this can be a tough decision, especially if it’s not entirely in your budget to do right away.
But waiting too long to take action can leave you with an inefficient furnace, which is going to cost you way more to run than its worth. It may also develop safety hazards due to age. Our team is here to help! Whether you’re unsure if it’s time or you’re ready to take the leap and buy a new system today, all you need to do is give us a call.
In the meantime, read on as we uncover some of the leading signs that your furnace is in disrepair and it is, in fact, time for an upgrade.
Your Furnace Is Aging
How old is your heating system, exactly? If you’re not sure, you can typically find the manufacturer’s date on the side of the indoor unit. If your system is over the age of 15, then it’s definitely time to at least start considering a replacement system, even if you’re not facing any imminent problems.
Like we alluded to above, furnaces are built to last for only so long. If you try running a furnace way past its prime, then it will start experiencing problems, and they may very well come on suddenly.
Your Furnace Needs Frequent Repairs
How many times have you had a call an HVAC professional to have your furnace repaired? Once every few years? Okay, that’s understandable! But if you find yourself calling once every few months, then we need to talk.
If you have an aging furnace that has frequent repair needs, it’s time to consider what’s going to cost you more—continuing to make these repairs or upgrading to a new system. Typically if your next repair or set of repairs is going to cost half of what the system is worth the answer is the latter.
The Furnace Is Making Odd Noises
Have you noticed rattling, banging, humming, screeching, or clicking coming from your furnace? A good rule of thumb to go by when it comes to furnace noises is that if you hear anything that’s outside of the ordinary when it comes to your furnace, it’s a good idea to give our pros a call.
Strange sounds coming from the furnace is one of the most obvious signs that you have a repair need, and taking care of them right away will leave you in good shape this winter!
You Notice Low or Cool Airflow
A lot of things could be to blame for this. First off, it may be a clogged air filter that’s to blame. Check this first! If the air filter is too clogged up, it will block airflow and/or impeded the heating process, meaning the air you feel coming from the vents won’t be powerful or warm enough.