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Signs Your Furnace Needs to Be Replaced
Replacing a furnace can be a stressful task. It’s a large investment, and there are many models to choose from. It can be even more overwhelming if you don’t replace it before your old system breaks down. To prevent this added stress, there are signs to watch for that can signal your furnace needs to be replaced:
- Age. Older furnace systems can be nearing the end of their lifespan, which could signal it’s time to replace the unit.
- Loss of efficiency. If your furnace is no longer heating your home or building to its desired temperature, and if your utility bills continue to rise, it can be time to replace your furnace.
- Cracked. A crack in your furnace could signal a potentially dangerous situation. If you suspect you have a carbon monoxide leak -- or if you notice the pilot light has turned from blue to yellow -- you should evacuate your property and call a furnace contractor immediately.
- Multiple repairs. If you’re calling furnace service companies often for repairs, it might be more efficient to replace the furnace with a newer unit.
Common Furnace Issues
Your furnace will likely encounter issues from time-to-time. These can be caused by an array of problems -- from some serious ones, like a carbon monoxide leak, to more common issues. Some common problems you might encounter with your furnace include:
- Lack of regular maintenance: Your furnace can encounter issues if you don’t schedule regular professional maintenance on the unit. It’s recommended that your have your furnace serviced at least once a year.
- Dirty or clogged filters: Failure to change your furnace filters regularly can lead to dust, dirt, and other debris accumulating in your furnace. This can cause the unit to malfunction, and can lead to poor indoor air quality.
- Mechanical wear and tear: As your furnace ages it might start to lose efficiency and develop more frequent issues. If you notice a lot of wear and tear, it can be more cost-effective to replace the system.
- Malfunctioning thermostat: You should schedule an appointment with a furnace contractor if the temperature in your home or building doesn’t match the setting on the thermostat.
- Inadequate airflow: Disrupted airflow can be a potentially dangerous problem with your furnace system, as it can cause the unit to overheat.
- Carbon monoxide leak: Cracks in your furnace can cause dangerous carbon monoxide leaks. If the pilot light in your furnace has turned from blue to yellow, or you notice an excessive amount of condensation on your windows, or start to feel ill, you should immediately evacuate your property and call a furnace service company.
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Benefits of Installing a New Furnace
There are several advantages to installing a new furnace. In addition to providing comfort that your new unit isn’t likely to breakdown unexpectedly in the chilly months, you can also benefit from the following:
- Updates and features: New furnaces use the latest technology to provide you with new capabilities and features to enhance your usage and experience.
- Higher efficiency: New units are more efficient than older furnaces. New systems use up to 30 percent less energy than older units.
- Quiet: Because new furnaces are more efficient, they also make less noise while they are running.
- Even and consistent heating: New furnaces provide better climate control throughout your home or building. This prevents hot and cold spots.