Regardless, the better option is to replace your furnace before maintenance costs exceed a replacement, or if the unit becomes unsafe. Your comfort and health rely on a properly functioning furnace. You need a furnace that heats your home without wasting energy or diminishing your indoor air quality. Therefore, we are sharing the signs you need a new furnace.
1. Is your furnace older than 15 years? – If you have an oil furnace, a 15-year-old furnace is usually not a problem. The life expectancy on many oil furnaces is 30 years. However, if you have a gas furnace, it is very likely time to start shopping for a new unit. Nonetheless, it is best to start paying close attention to your heating and maintenance costs.
2. Has your heating costs increased? – Your heating costs can go up for a number of reasons, and it does not necessarily mean you need a furnace replacement. Regardless, if you experience an unexpected spike in your heating costs, you should have the unit examined by a professional. The internal parts of your furnace will wear out over time.
3. If your furnace making strange noises? – Does your furnace make a popping, rattling, or banging noise when you turn it on? As a furnace ages, it starts to make noises as it approaches the end of its life. Moreover, if your burner seems to turn on and off frequently, this is also another sign you need a new furnace.
4. Do you constantly have to adjust the thermostat? – If some rooms always seem too hot or too cold, this indicates a poor distribution of heat. While there are several reasons this can occur, your furnace is one of them. If it seems like you are always adjusting the thermostat, it is a good idea to have a professional inspect your unit.
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