Does Your Furnace Need to Be Replaced? 3 Signs to Look For
Replacing an old furnace can save you money, keep your home comfortable and, most importantly, keep your family safe. But how do you know when it’s time to replace your furnace?
Here are a few tips from your friends at R & R Heating & Air to help you out:
- It Needs Frequent Repair
If your furnace is breaking down frequently, it may be time for a new one. Old furnaces wear out and break down more frequently than newer units. Over time, frequent repairs can cost you more than replacing the old unit.
- It Makes Odd Noises
You may hear your furnace cycle on and off, but while it’s on, it should be a quiet hum or whir that fades into the background. Excessive noise while the furnace is on may indicate that there is something wrong with the blower motor, and it may be only a matter of time before it stops working altogether.
- There is Evidence of Leaking Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless gas that is toxic to living things. According to the CDC, carbon monoxide causes 400 deaths and thousands more cases of illness nationwide each year. Carbon monoxide may be released into your home from an old furnace.
All furnaces over seven years old will develop cracks in the combustion chamber, allowing carbon monoxide to leak out. The older the unit, the more likely it is to have or develop these cracks. Your furnace’s age alone may be reason to replace it.
Improving Energy Efficiency
Even if your old furnace still works, investing in a new unit may be more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. New furnaces are significantly more energy-efficient, which can save you money every month on your utility bills. Using less energy is also better for the environment, especially when your furnace is powered by non-renewable energy sources.
Call Us for Furnace Replacements
At R & R Heating & Air, we want to help keep your furnace running safety and efficiently for the comfort and health of your family. If you’re uncomfortable in your home, have a furnace between 12 to 20 years old, or feel that you may need a new furnace, contact the HVAC professionals at R & R Heating & Air for an honest assessment.
We also offer preventative maintenance agreements for seasonal maintenance. Our preventative maintenance will help maximize the life and energy efficiency of your system, including your furnace!