There are a number of signs that you can look for to determine whether or not you need to replace your furnace. It’s important to determine whether or not the system is actually broken, or you simply want more affordable and efficient heat. Our heating maintenance team can help you find any problems with the system and give you recommendations for more efficient heating options.
The surest sign of a problem is that you are not getting any heat when the thermostat is calling for it. This doesn’t necessarily mean there is a problem with the furnace itself, but it is something to be aware. This problem could simply be caused by a blown fuse or a malfunctioning thermostat. We suggest doing the simplest possible fixes first to save yourself time and money in the future. Once you’ve done these quick checks and you still don’t have heat, investigate the problem further by contacting our HVAC repair team.
As long as you aren’t brand new to the home, you should be pretty aware of all the sounds that your furnace makes. If your furnace is a new version, the sounds should be rather low. In fact, with some of our newer systems, it’s almost impossible to hear it function unless you really listen for it. Older furnaces may have more noises, but these should be consistent noises. When you begin to hear clanking or banging, you have a problem.
The repairs for these noises can be fast and easy, but these noises may also indicate a bigger problem. One of the biggest problems is a possible gas leak, so it’s imperative to have our team members guide you in the right direction as soon as possible. We can do a complete inspection to pinpoint the problem and give you an honest recommendation.
Another sign of a problem is increased home energy bills. You should always take the time to make certain that the readings are pretty consistent from month to month. Many problems can go unnoticed, but they could eventually cause a true emergency. The bills may be rising because the system is overworking itself to get the heat where it belongs. In some instances, the furnace can run almost constantly because of a minor leak in the system.
Our heating maintenance specialists will give you the best possible information to help you make the most informed decision regarding your home furnace. We can likely repair anything, but sometimes it is more cost-effective to simply remove the broken furnace and repair it. Our technicians will always look out for your best interest, and you can learn more about our services on our website. If you have a complete HVAC system installed, we may also suggest that you have our air conditioning maintenance team do some work while they are already there.