More than likely you have a furnace heating your home, and you need that furnace to be in good working condition to maintain a healthy home. If your home heating system is more than 20 years old and you have spent money on furnace repairs in the last two years, it might be time to stop paying for services and replace your furnace. Here we are going to show you the top warning signs that you need to replace your furnace.
Your furnace is over 15 years old
Most furnaces are expected to last about 18 years, if your furnace is nearing that or over it might be time to look into replacing it.
Your furnace makes strange noises
Old furnaces have a tendency to make strange popping, banging, and squealing sounds when they are nearing the end of their life. Another sign your furnace needs to be replaced is if your blower is turning on and off more frequently.
If anyone in your family is moaning about everyday headaches, burning sensation in their eyes or nose; or even nausea it might be time to replace your furnace. Older furnaces can develop holes or crack in the heat exchanger, which can emit carbon monoxide gas into your home. This is a dangerous situation that should be addressed right away!
Dry or dusty house
Your heating system is not providing acceptable moisture or clean air in your home, another sign it is time to replace your heating system. Extreme dryness can affect the walls, furniture, and plants in your home. This excessive dryness can cause problems for you and your family as well if anyone is allergic to dues or pollen. So, when you see your walls starting to peel or your plants drooping over, it is probably time to get a new furnace.
Thermostat never keeps you comfortable
Are some of your rooms too hot or too cold? Are you continually adjusting the thermostat to be comfortable? This may be due to your furnace no longer being able to distribute heat properly through your home, yet another sign that it may be old and faulty.
Your heating bill has increased
This could be cause by a range of problems, but if you have had your furnace serviced by a reputable company and had your ducts sealed your energy bill should not noticeably increase. The extra money you are putting out into gas and electricity could easily go toward buying a new furnace. You shouldn’t rush into buying a new furnace if you are only experiencing one or two of these signs, add up the signs the more that pertain the more you should look into buying a new furnace from a heating company you trust.