Six Signs You Need Your Furnace Replaced

Winter is definitely the worst time of year to have your furnace break down. It can be an even bigger hassle if you need it replaced. As furnace replacement experts in Roseville, we have a few signs you can watch out for that might forewarn you that furnace replacement is in your near future.

Age

Do you know how old your furnace is? This could be a good indication of needing a furnace replacement. Most furnaces last about 16 to 20 years, so if your furnace is about this age or even older, you might need to start looking into buying a new one. If your current furnace has a pilot light, it is probably more than 25 years old.

Utility Bills

How much are you spending a month on your heating bills? If this number is increasing, this might be a sign that you need to look into furnace replacement sometime soon. As furnaces age, they lose their efficiency. This is especially true if they have not been properly maintained. Your furnace might be running longer trying to generate the same amount of heat.

Previous Repairs

Has your furnace been on the fritz more often lately? Are the parts needed for its repair difficult to get hold of? If your answer to both of these questions is “yes,” then furnace replacement might be just around the corner.

Thermostat

Are you constantly adjusting your thermostat, trying to find the right temperature to keep your entire home properly heated? If that is the case and if some of the rooms in your home are too hot while the others are too cold, then this is another sign you might need a new furnace.

Flame

Take a look at the flame in your furnace. What color is it? If it is yellow or flickering, this could indicate that carbon monoxide could be a concern. And if you see streaks of soot around your furnace, excessive rust around flue pipes and/or other pipe connections or excessive moisture on your windows and walls, these are also signs of carbon monoxide. Get a carbon monoxide detector installed right away and make sure you evacuate your home if it goes off.

Strange Noises

If there are some odd noises coming from your furnace, then you might need to look into furnace replacement soon. Some examples of strange noises include popping, banging, squealing or rattling.

When you need furnace replacement in Roseville, call Aabbott Ferraro at 612-222-9319 or contact us and get a Free Estimate on Furnace Replacement.

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