With the winter season at hand, Mr. Cool Heating and Air, LLC would like to take a moment to share with you, some common warning signs to look out for when considering your furnace’s wellbeing – it may be time for a new one.
How old is Your Furnace?
The average life span of a furnace is about 15 to 20 years. Naturally, the closer you come to this age range, the more attention you should pay to typical warning signs. You should start shopping for a replacement before you have an emergency. Having a pilot light on your furnace is a good indicator that your furnace is at least 20 years old.
How Much are Your gas and Electric Bills?
If your bills seem to be on the up-and-up, it could very well be due to an old furnace that is working much harder than it should be. Just as you and I would, furnaces lose efficiency as they age.
How Frequent are Your Furnace Repairs?
Like a car, furnaces require regular maintenance; the older they get the more work they require. It helps to always check the frequency of repairs. If you’re repairing and replacing parts more than every 1 to 2 years, it’s probably due time to begin shopping for a new furnace.
Is Your Home Temp Comfortable?
Is the heat in your house being distributed evenly? Is it following the settings on your thermostat? Keep an eye on your settings and the corresponding functionality of your furnace. As your furnace continues to age, it begins losing its ability to evenly distribute heat.
Does Your Furnace make Strange Noises?
It’s natural for all furnaces to make some sort of noise however older furnaces will usually make louder, stranger sounds. Some noises you may want to listen for are:
- Constant-running blower
Is Your Home Dirty or Dusty?
Do you have dry throat and skin? Are you getting excessive dust collection on your furniture? Does the air in your house feel musty or stale? Are you experiencing more extreme allergies or cold symptoms? All of these can be indicative of an old furnace lacking the ability to moisturize and clean the air in your home.
Call Mr. Cool Heating and Air, LLC at (678) 789-0832 today if you have any questions about the life and times of your furnace. You can also request service online. We will be happy to answer any questions about your furnace repair, service or new furnace installation.