Like any other appliance, furnaces don’t last forever. With routine maintenance, an average furnace can last 15 to 20 years. However, if not properly maintained, a furnace may only last 10 years. It depends on the quality and frequency of preventative maintenance. The following are some of the signs that could indicate it’s time for your furnace to be replaced.
The System Makes Noises
Your furnace should operate quietly. It’s normal for it to make sounds when cycling on or off, but in general, you should not hear any grinding, banging, squeaking, or other strange noises coming from the unit or the ventilation system. If you notice such noises, shut the system off and call Armor Air right away.
Increased Heating Costs
If your old furnace keeps costing you more to operate each year, it may need to be replaced. There comes a point with every furnace where replacement is more feasible than continuing to pay for an inefficient system. Nobody wants to spend money on a new furnace, but it is imperative for the health and safety of your family. If it is time to replace your furnace, call Armor Air for the best prices and services.
Uneven Heating in Your Home
If your furnace has a power, ventilation, or filtration issue, it can cause certain spaces in your home to be cooler than others. If you have made sure that the circuit breaker is on, changed the air filter, and adjusted your vents, but your furnace is still not producing consistent heat throughout your home, call our helpful technicians today for a complete system inspection. We will give you honest advice.
The System Emits Odd Smells
You should not notice any strange smells emanating from your furnace or vents. If you do, it could indicate an electrical short, gas leak, or another potentially dangerous situation. Shut your thermostat to the off position and call us right away. We’ll send a trained and certified technician to come out and resolve the situation so that you know that your family is safe.