Furnaces and related components are mechanical devices that do not last forever. However, with routine maintenance, the average furnace lasts 15-20 years. Unfortunately, without routine maintenance, a furnace may only last for about a decade. Regular preventive maintenance is very important for any mechanical device, like your car, lawnmower, or bicycle.
Here are some of the signs to look for that may indicate it’s time to replace your furnace:
If your furnace is in the aforementioned age range of 15-20 years, it may be worth upgrading to a new unit. A new furnace is more energy efficient, and you’ll significantly reduce the chance of a complete breakdown during one of the coldest days of winter.
The System Makes Loud Noises
A properly functioning furnace should run smoothly and quietly. It shouldn’t make banging, rattling or other unusual sounds. If it does, shut your system down and call Armor Air. We’ll send somebody to inspect your heating system, offer you accurate advice and make any necessary repairs at cost-effective prices.
If you’re constantly calling HVAC companies to fix your broken furnace, then it makes more sense to put that money toward the purchase of a new, energy-efficient system.
Increased Heating Costs
If you noticed that your heating bill kept rising last winter, it could well be because of inefficiency in your furnace. With every furnace, there comes a point where continuing to make repairs is no longer feasible, and the system needs to be replaced.
Uneven Heating in Your Home
Filtration, ventilation, power, and other issues can affect the uniformity of heating in your home. If you notice that some rooms in your house are not as warm as others, call Armor Air. One of our technicians will come to your location, inspect your system and let you know what’s needed to restore proper function. We will give you honest advice, quality products, superior service, and awesome prices.
The System Emits Odd Smells
You shouldn’t smell anything odd coming from your furnace or ventilation system. If you smell heat, smoke, or anything else that seems out of place, stay calm and shut your furnace system down. Then, call Armor Air. Strange smells coming from your heating system can indicate a gas leak, electrical short, or another potentially hazardous situation.