Riverton Furnace Replacement Signs: Age, Humidity, Noises, Cracks

Riverton Furnace Replacement Signs: Age, Humidity, Noises, Cracks

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some common signs that your furnace might need replacement. Furnaces can last many years, but they also may reach a point where they're no longer useful -- and recognizing this ahead of time can save you some major money and hassle.

At Airtime Heating & Cooling, we're proud to offer high-quality furnace replacement services to all clients in need throughout Riverton and other parts of Utah, plus assistance with determining whether now is the right time to go this route. What are some of the other telltale signs that you need a new furnace? Here are several.

Simple Age of the Furnace

If your furnace is more than 18 years old, it's probably a good time to think about whether it's worth repairing or if you're better off by investing in a replacement. The older the furnace, the less efficient and effective it can be -- which can lead to higher energy costs and issues like uneven heating (which often leads to frequent service calls).

In addition, the older a furnace is, the more likely it could be that repairs will cost more than a new unit. In many cases, this relies on how much your old furnace has been used and serviced in its lifetime.

Humidity Issues

Have you begun to notice that your home's air is far too dry and you have to keep the humidifier running more often? If so, your furnace could be struggling with humidity issues. This is compounded when there are moisture problems in the home, which can lead to health concerns over time.

Noises Like Rattles, Buzzes or Hums

While an occasional noise from your furnace isn't much to worry about, constant sounds such as rattling, buzzing or humming might indicate a faulty component. If the noise changes in pitch or frequency at different times, this could be a sign of a serious problem with your furnace.

In most cases, you should have a professional contractor look at the issue to determine what's going on and how it can potentially be fixed. In addition to all of these signs, it's crucial to determine whether your furnace is still heating the home adequately. If you're not sure, check on this periodically throughout the winter season by having some water boil in a pot on the stove and moving it closer to different vents.

Visible Cracks

Another possible sign that your furnace isn't working as well as it used to is visible cracks. These can be anywhere on the unit and can lead to expensive and potentially dangerous repairs or replacements if not dealt with quickly before they worsen.

If you see any of these signs, chances are good that you need a new furnace. For more on this or any of our other HVAC services in Riverton or other parts of Utah, contact the team at Airtime Heating & Cooling today.