5 Signs it’s Time for a Furnace Replacement

Do I need a furnace replacement? Many homeowners ask this question when they start to see some signs in their home that it’s time to replace their furnace.

Here are five signs it’s time for a furnace replacement.

1) Furnace is Around 15 or 20 Years Old

How old is your furnace? When was your furnace initially installed? If your furnace is approaching between 15-30 years old, it may be time for a furnace replacement. Depending on the brand and quality of the furnace, there will be various indicators of use and wear on your furnace that may indicate that it’s time for a new furnace. As furnace systems age, there is wear internally on the parts and functions of the furnace. As furnace systems age, these internal parts begin to wear, fail, and need replacement. Constant repairs to an older furnace are a sign to indicate that it may be time for a furnace replacement.

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2) Your Furnace Emits Carbon Monoxide

Your furnace may emit carbon monoxide, which may need to be replaced and changed. A small crack internally in the furnace system can be unsafe and leak carbon monoxide. The odorless and colorless carbon monoxide gas can be dangerous and cause unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning and fatality. Read more about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning facts and information from the CDC to learn how to keep your family safe. A furnace that shows signs of emitting carbon monoxide should be replaced immediately.

3) Strange Noises Coming From Furnace

Does your furnace make any strange noises when it turns on or off? Have the odd noises increased in frequency and occurrence? Do they sound louder at times? If so, these may be signs of a failing furnace. Loud banging and rattling noises coming from your furnace every time your power is on and off the furnace may be a sign it’s time for a replacement.

4) An Increase in Your Heating Bill

Heating costs fluctuate month to month and year to year due to natural changes in weather and economic supply changes. But have you noticed that your heating bill has suddenly increased and there haven’t been any sudden changes in weather temperature or the economy? Is there a significant difference when you compare your energy bills? This may signify that your furnace is consuming excess energy, and it is time for a furnace replacement.

5) Your House Feels Uncomfortable 

Are you constantly adjusting the thermostat to try to stay comfortable? Do you feel that there are uneven room temperatures and some rooms in your home are warmer than others? How does the air quality feel in your home? Does the air feel humid or damp? If so, these are all signs that your furnace may need to be replaced. Over time and use, your furnace may lose its effectiveness and need a replacement. 

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