3 Signs It Might Be Time for a New Furnace

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, also commonly known as “HVAC,” are the lifeblood of a home. This technology keeps the home at a comfortable temperature despite the weather outdoors and keeps air in the home fresh and safe for breathing. But these systems don’t last forever. Outside of mechanical breakdowns or other unexpected issues, normal wear and tear will eventually put your homes HVAC system out of commission.

Scheduling routine maintenance on your system is a great way to keep it performing at optimal levels and to lengthen how long it lasts. Still, your system could unexpectedly give out on you – even on the hottest or coldest day of the year.

Here are 3 signs that it might be time for a new furnace.

1. Age

Most furnaces are made to last about twenty years if they are given proper attention and care. If you do the math, you may realize your system has been doing its thing for that amount of time, or longer. If you’re moving past quite a few years later, it might be time to think about a discussion with your HVAC service company about the condition of your current system. Even if there aren’t any problems arising yet, it’s a great time to start saving money for when that due date finally comes.

2. Noise

A telltale sign that your furnace might be on its last leg are the sounds exuding from it. If you’ve all of a sudden started to become very aware of when your furnace is kicking on or off because of the loud sound it’s making, this could be a warning sign that it’s starting to go. Always report new or unusual noises to your HVAC tech so they can perform any extra checks or recommend a next course of action.

3. Increased Utility Bill

While colder winters might mean your furnace is working extra hard to keep the house warm, this should be one of the only reasons that you have a large spike in your utility bill. If you notice your monthly bill is increasing even without this factor, then you may be running into a malfunction problem, or worse, a system that’s about to go.

HVAC tech working in ceilingWorking with professionals skilled in installation and HVAC cleaning is the only way to be sure that your system is performing properly.

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