While fall is the perfect time to have your furnace replaced, many homeowners are unable to tell when their furnace is in need of replacing. Fortunately, as your furnace begins to age it will give off signs indicating that it is on its way out and needs to be replaced. Here are a few of the signs you can look out for in your furnace which can indicate that you should consider having it replaced before the chill of winter arrives.
Your Energy Bills Are on The Rise
Keeping an eye on your energy bills can help you to determine the condition of your HVAC system. Generally, the cost of heating your home should stay consistent from one year to the next. Thusly, if you noticed that the cost of heating your home rose dramatically last year compared to previous years, then it is likely that your furnace is having to work harder than it used to in order to heat your home. This is a clear sign that your furnace is aging and that you should consider having it replaced.
You Can’t Keep Warm
Your furnace may also need to be replaced if you can’t seem to keep warm within your home. If you are constantly adjusting your thermostat but are still freezing cold, then it is likely that your furnace can no longer keep up and needs replacing. A similar problem would be if your furnace is heating unevenly. If some rooms within your home are warm, or even too hot, while others are cold, then this is likely a sign that your furnace is dying and can no longer distribute heat evenly throughout your home.
If you experienced any problems with your furnace last winter, do not wait; fall is the perfect time to have your HVAC system replaced as doing so will ensure your comfort in the coming months. Contact us to learn more about how you will know when it is time to have your furnace replaced.