7 Signs It’s Time For A Furnace Replacement

A homeowner’s work is never done. Once you go through with one project or upgrade, it seems like there is always another one ready in the wings. Some things can be put off for later, but if your furnace is acting up, you should request a professional HVAC inspection as soon as possible. You might be looking at a furnace replacement if; 

  • The unit is over 15 years old
  • Your home doesn’t stay warm
  • Heat doesn’t spread evenly
  • Energy bills have increased
  • Your home has excess dust
  • Makes weird noises
  • The unit runs nonstop

Your Furnace Is 15 Or More Years Old

Most furnaces cap their usefulness around 15-20 years old. Depending on your furnace’s manufacturer, you’ll be able to tell exactly how old your furnace is if it was in your home before you were. That’s not to say that if your furnace is running efficiently with no obvious problems that you have to replace it, but once the unit hits that 15 year mark, it’s important to pay close attention to any problems that arise. If you can figure out how old your furnace is, either by checking the owner’s manual or contacting the manufacturing company, you’ll be better equipped to handle other heating issues your furnace may present and determine if it might need to be replaced.

You Have To Make Frequent Repairs

Regular maintenance and the occasional repairs are one thing, but when repairs become a regular part of your year, that could be a sign something deeper is going on with your furnace. If the HVAC repairman knows your address by heart after all the time he’s spent at your home, it’s time to think about upgrading to a new furnace. 

Heat Does Not Spread Evenly In Your Home

When one room of your home is comfortable to hang out in, but the next room over leaves a chill in your bones, that’s a sign something isn’t working properly with your furnace. It could be an issue within your ducts or vents, but you should also assume that the furnace might just need an upgrade.

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Energy Bills Have Increased

As energy bills increase, so does the probability that your furnace needs to be replaced. A furnace that is working properly should use around the same amount of power month to month when the weather cools down. Keep an eye on your energy bills to see how the prices compare to the years before and also to track your energy consumption. The harder your furnace has to work to put out heat, the higher your energy bills will be.

Your Home Is Especially Dusty

While dust in the home is normal to an extent, you should pay attention to how much dust you find. When it layers on thick, it could be a sign that your furnace isn’t removing the airborne dust particles the way it’s supposed to before forcing warm air into your home. Check your furnace filter to see if it’s overly dusty or dirty and whether it needs to be replaced. You can get away with cleaning it for a few months at a time, but if you stretch its usefulness you won’t be doing yourself any favors.

Strange Noises Come From Your Furnace

Furnaces generally run very peacefully with a semi-quiet hum, so you should schedule an inspection as soon as possible if you notice your unit making popping, clicking, snapping noises or otherwise, to make sure the problem can be fixed before it goes too far or to set up a furnace replacement if the noises point to something more serious.

Your Furnace Runs Nonstop

If you’ve noticed your furnace has been in the habit of either running nonstop or cycling on and off to meet designated temperatures, both of those are signs that the unit is not functioning properly. Your furnace should run based on a preset temperature and once it hits that temperature it should be able to maintain that level of heat in your home. By running constantly, your furnace may be trying to maintain a heat level that it simply cannot.

Furnace Installation Near You

Although we might be through the thick of it, there’s still time for winter to give us one last present before parting ways. If you’ve been questioning the dependability or status of your home’s furnace over the last couple of months, don’t put off having the unit inspected. A new furnace installation could make a huge change in your family’s quality of life. 

At Superior AC & Heat, our teams’ number one goal is to provide you with flawless, expert service in all areas of a furnace replacement. From removing the old unit to preparing and installing the new one, Superior AC & Heat is the business you’ll want on your side as you go through this process. Call us today at 214-679-8725 for information about our furnace installations!

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