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Things Are Getting Chilly: 6 Signs You Need to Replace Your Furnace

Written by Posted On Sunday, 01 December 2019 22:00

With the weather outside getting cold, the last thing you need is for your furnace to go out. Here are a few signs that you need a furnace replacement.

If you live in a place like Fairbanks, AK, Fargo, ND, St. Cloud, MN, or one of the other coldest cities in the country, you know how important it is to have a fully-functioning furnace in your home. It would be impossible to survive the winter without one!

In fact, it would be impossible to survive in any city where the temperatures dip down below freezing during the winter. Turning on your home's furnace is the only way to keep it cozy.

It's why you should consider doing furnace replacement at the first sign of trouble with your home's furnace. You're not going to be able to make it through a long winter if your furnace isn't doing its job at all times.

Here are six signs that'll let you know it's time to think about replacing your old furnace with a new one.

  1. Your Old Furnace Is, Well, Old

How long has your existing furnace been installed in your home? If it's more than 15 or 20 years old now, it's time to think about doing a new furnace install.

Generally speaking, most furnaces will start to give out on homeowners once they hit the 15-year mark. There are some that might last for upwards of 20, 25, or even 30 years when they're maintained the right way. But those furnaces are the exception rather than the rule.

You should keep a close eye on your furnace once it starts to get up there in age and plan to do furnace replacement in the near future. With the average furnace costing somewhere in the $5,000 to $7,000 range, it's good to start saving up for one as soon as you can.

  1. It Makes Too Much Noise When You Turn It On

When you turn your furnace on in the wintertime, it's going to make some noise. You're going to hear it fire up and start sending warm air throughout your home.

But if your furnace continues to make banging sounds or any other loud noises when you have it turned on, that's not a great sign. It means that, at the very least, your furnace needs to be repaired.

You shouldn't ever ignore any unusual noises that your furnace makes. It could very well be letting you know that it's on its last legs and needs to be replaced soon.

  1. It Doesn't Heat Your Home Up Evenly Anymore

Do you find that some of the rooms in your home get very warm when you have your furnace turned on while some others don't get warm at all? This problem could be caused by any number of things.

In some instances, uneven heating might be the result of issues with your home's ductwork. Your ducts could be leaking warm air and not allowing it to make it to the various destinations throughout your house.

But in other cases, your home might not be heating up evenly due to problems with your furnace. You should either have your furnace repaired or consider doing furnace replacement to start heating your home up evenly again.

  1. It Sends Too Much Dust Out Into Your Home

You'll find dust scattered throughout almost every American home. The average house collects about 40 pounds of dust throughout the course of the year.

You can limit this dust by replacing your furnace filter on a regular basis. Your furnace filter will trap dust and make it easier for you to remove it from your home.

But if you have a dust problem that won't go away, your furnace could be causing it. By doing furnace replacement, you can get rid of a lot of the dust that's in your home and improve your indoor air quality as a whole.

  1. It Causes Your Energy Bills to Skyrocket

Have you noticed that your energy bills appear to be getting higher and higher every winter? You might not just be imagining things.

Homeowners who rely on older furnaces in their homes are often forced to pay exorbitant energy bills in the wintertime. Since their homes don't always get as warm as they would like them, they have to run their furnaces for longer stretches of time, which sends their energy bills soaring.

Get into the habit of checking your energy bills every month to see how much they're increasing. If you think they're spiking more than they should in the winter, call on a furnace repair and replacement company to come out and inspect your furnace to see if it's causing you to pay too much for electricity.

  1. It Always Seems to Need Repairs

If you live in a house for a long enough time, you're eventually going to need to do heating system repairs. Even if you stay on top of maintaining your furnace, you're going to have to repair it at one time or another.

But if you're having your furnace repaired pretty much every winter, you're going to end up spending a fortune trying to keep it alive. At some point, you're going to be better off pulling the plug and putting a new furnace into place.

A new furnace will require you to make a big investment. But it'll be well worth it once you see how much better it heats up your home when it gets cold outside. 

Schedule Furnace Replacement Today

Are you getting sick and tired of having to walk around in your own house with a jacket on because of how cold it is? Fix this problem by doing furnace replacement.

Once you have a new furnace installed, you'll feel the difference every time you step into your home on a cold day. You'll also notice that your energy bills will go down and that you won't have to worry about repairing your furnace as often as you used to.

Would you like to learn more about maintaining, repairing, and replacing home furnaces? Take a look at the articles on our blog to find out everything you need to know about furnaces.

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  • State: New York
  • Address: 7 Maywood PL
  • City: Buffalo
  • Zipcode: 14209
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