At All About Care Heating & Air, Inc., we want to help you stay warm this winter. As the weather turns colder, many of you will be warming up your furnaces after a summer of disuse. This early period is a good time to look for signs that your furnace isn’t running properly, as the last thing you want is for your heating to fail in the deeper parts of winter. To help you get ahead of any potential furnace trouble, our team has prepared a list of a few key warning signs that you need a furnace replacement:
- Your Furnace is More Than 15 Years Old. According to experts, the average life expectancy for a gas furnace is about 15 years. If your furnace is older than that, it’s a good idea to have it inspected for wear or damage to see if you need a furnace replacement. Even if you’re not experiencing problems now, with an older furnace things can break unexpectedly and leave you and your family in the cold.
- Your Furnace Makes Strange Sounds. If you notice strange sounds coming from your furnace, it could be a sign that you need a furnace replacement. Furnaces often start to rattle or bang as they approach the end of their lifespan. These kinds of strange noises are often accompanied by the blower turning on and off frequently or blowing cold air, both of which also point to the need for a furnace replacement.
- The thermostat setting never keeps you comfortable. If you find yourself having to constantly adjust your thermostat to keep your space comfortable, it’s likely that you need a furnace replacement. This happens when your furnace can no longer distribute heat properly throughout the house, which can also manifest as certain areas in your home being too hot or cold.
If you notice any of these warning signs, call our team at All About Care Heating & Air, Inc. to get a professional assessment on whether you need a furnace replacement.