Furnace Replacement Signs: Bills, Constant Repairs, Uneven Heating

Furnace Replacement Signs: Bills, Constant Repairs, Uneven Heating

As we enter the cold winter season in Utah, one of the most important HVAC components in most homes will be the furnace. Responsible for supplying the entire space with heat, the furnace is your top source of comfort and warmth during this season -- and if it's having issues, you'll deal with both a lack of comfort and several potential financial concerns.

At Airtime Heating & Cooling, we're here to help. We offer a wide range of furnace services, including both repairs and furnace replacements when needed. What are some of the signs that your furnace might require replacement this winter? This two-part blog series will look at several.

Rising Energy Bills -- With No Other Explanation

In some cases, your energy bills might be rising for reasons you can explain, such as a roommate moving in, a new baby arriving, or a significant increase in your heating or cooling usage. In many cases, however, there is no good explanation for why they're increasing. If you've checked all of the other possible explanations and still find yourself wondering about them, it might be time to consider replacing your furnace.

Especially if you compare your current month's bill to the same month in the previous year and find a major increase you can't account for, this is likely a sign your furnace is on its way out.

Ongoing Repairs

In every situation where we're called to a client's home for a furnace issue, our first attempt will be to repair the concern using cost-effective techniques. However, there are some cases where attempting to repair a furnace only leads to more repairs down the road.

And if these repairs are simply being carried out over and over again, their cost will eventually outweigh the expense of replacing your furnace. In this case, it's preferable to avoid this hassle and simply replace the entire component.

Major Dust, Dirt or Rust Issues

In other cases, the issues facing your furnace will related to wear-down due to a buildup of dirt, dust or rust. This can cause all sorts of problems that will eventually require furnace replacement.

These problems can include a decrease in efficiency, an increase in noise levels, and even safety concerns related to the potential for fire. If you're seeing any of these signs, it's time to call in a professional and start thinking about furnace replacement.

Uneven Heating Issues

In other situations, the quality of your heating might tip you off to the need for a new furnace. If certain parts of your home are always too hot or too cold, it's likely that your furnace is no longer providing an even heating distribution.

This can be a major problem, as it can lead to discomfort and even health concerns. If you're noticing this issue in your home, it might be time for a new furnace.

As you can see, there are several signs that your furnace might be ready for replacement. Talk to the professionals at Airtime Heating & Cooling today to learn more about our services and how we'll help you keep your home warm and comfortable this winter.