When Do You Need to Replace Your Furnace?
In order for furnaces to run efficiently and have the fewest issues possible, they need to have maintenance performed very regularly. most homeowners wait they’ve noticed a major problem with their furnace before they call in a professional for service on their furnace or heating system, which can lower the lifespan of your furnace and make it run less efficiently. The professionals at Eric Smock HVAC recommend that you have your Frederick County home’s furnace and heating system tuned up at least once a year to ensure that it has the longest lifespan possible.
But even with frequent repairs, tune-ups, and inspections, your furnace will eventually need to be replaced. When it does, you don’t want to be caught off-guard by it. Here are some of the signs you should look out for that can let you know if your furnace will be need to replaced soon:
Your Furnace’s Age
Most furnace models can last for around 20-30 years, as long as they’re properly maintained. Of course, that number varies based on the amount of care your furnace receives. Some furnaces may last only ten to fifteen years.
Once your furnace hits the fifteen year mark, you’ll need to pay especially close attention to it, as it may be time for it to be replaced. Start paying closer attention to your Frederick County home’s furnace, and be sure to have an inspection and tune-up performed at least once a year.
Rising Energy Costs
If you’ve noticed your Frederick County home’s heating bills are getting more expensive but you haven’t been using your heater any more frequently, you may have a problem with your furnace. You may need to have maintenance performed on the unit, or it may be getting close to time to replace it. Furnaces will lose efficiency as they age, and that can end up costing you a lot in energy bills. If you notice these trends, you should start to consider whether it’s time to replace your furnace.
Our heating experts can help you determine whether or not you need to replace your furnace. If you just need repairs, we can handle that job, and if it’s time to replace the unit, we’ll be ready for that as well.
You should be vigilant about checking on your furnace, looking at it around once every week. If you notice an excessive build up soot, rust, or dust, that could signify something is seriously wrong with your furnace. You also need repairs for the furnace, but if you do need a replacement, it’s better to find out sooner than later.
Any noises that come from your Frederick County home’s furnace may be a sign of clogging. If you notice any clicking or whirring, call our heating and air conditioning technicians to come and have a look. And if you hear any louder noises, call us immediately. You may need a replacement furnace as soon as possible.