Fall is a great time to assess the efficacy of your furnace, particularly if you are getting close to needing a replacement. However, you may have already noticed some signs that your furnace’s days are numbered. To help you decipher some of the signals a furnace can display when it’s giving out, our Shaw’s Air Conditioning technicians have compiled a list of signs and factors that may indicate it’s time for replacement. Shaw’s Air Conditioning offers heater installation as part of its heater service in Lemoore, so call us today.
Signs It May Be Time to Replace
Here are some common signs that it may be time to replace your furnace:
- Decreased comfort – an aging system may no longer keep up with your heating needs. Typical symptoms of this are cold spots and an inability to reach the set temperature. Pushing your system will not help, and may actually hasten breakdown.
- Constant repairs – if you needed a lot of repairs last year, and are facing even more this year, you may have to ask yourself if it’s worthwhile to continue repairing your current system or better to invest in a new one.
- Significant rust/visible corrosion – your furnace shouldn’t have any rust, and if you see significant rust on your heater, you may be looking at corrosion. This can be very dangerous, as cracks and holes can leak harmful fumes, including carbon monoxide.
- High monthly energy bills – high energy bills are one of the earmarks of an aging system. Many times this is because the system has to work harder to achieve the set temperature. Whenever your furnace has to work harder, it uses more energy.
- Age – the average lifespan for a well-maintained furnace is 15-20 years. If your furnace has reached this age, or is older, it may time to consider replacing it before age-related problems emerge.
Staying warm and comfortable during the winter requires having a heating system upon which you can rely. Additionally, you have to consider where your money is best spent. If it’s time for you to replace your furnace, work with the professionals who offer expert heater service in Lemoore: Shaw’s Air Conditioning.