With the recent and rather drastic change in temperature, it’s safe to say that most of us have already fired up our furnaces and are ready to meet this upcoming heating season head on. However, sometimes it’s important to evaluate your furnace and look for furnace warning signs that your furnace may be ready for replacement before it costs you too much money in repairs for it to work as it should. We’ve compiled a list of furnace warning signs that every homeowner should be aware of.
Furnace Warning Sign #1- How Old is Your Furnace? - The typical life span of a furnace is between 16 and 20 years. If your furnace is in this age range or exceeding it, it is most definitely time to consider purchasing a new furnace for your home. Not only do older models have a more frequent tendency to break down, but they are also less energy efficient than new models, causing you to spend more than necessary on utility bills.
Furnace Warning Sign #2- Any Furnace Repairs in the Last 2 Years? - A good rule of thumb is that your furnace will incur the most repairs within the last 2 years of its life. So stop wasting money on frequent repairs and invest in a newer furnace model.
Furnace Warning Sign #3- Is Your Thermostat Keeping You Comfortable? - You should rarely have to adjust your furnace to keep your home at your desired temperature. If you notice that some rooms of your room are drastically different in temperature than other rooms in your home, it’s most likely a sign that your furnace is not distributing the warm air properly throughout your home.
Furnace Warning Sign #4- Are You Noticing Higher Utility Charges? - Another indicator that shows your furnace is beginning to reach its end is that your utility bills, specifically your gas and electric bills, begin to increase. This means that your furnace is consuming more utilities than it should be.
Furnace Warning Sign #5- Do You Hear Strange Noises? - Our last furnace warning sign that we are going to leave you with is simple. If your furnace begins making some noises that sound odd to you, that’s also an indicator that your furnace is reaching a breakdown.
We hope our list of furnace warning signs are helpful for you with this upcoming heating season. If you have any questions regarding our furnace warning signs, please feel free to contact Nortek Environmental, Inc. at (630) 548-1500.