When chilly weather rolls in, you don’t want to deal with a furnace that fails to work properly. It can take hours for a professional to repair your broken furnace, and in some cases, the entire unit may need to be completely replaced. This can take a couple of days, so be proactive and watch for the key warning signs so you can replace it before the weather makes your house a live-in freezer.
Is Your Furnace Unusually Dusty?
Dust isn’t only bad for your allergies and the appearance of your home; it’s also detrimental to your furnace vents. When your furnace is clogged and dirty, it will struggle to blow clean air into your home. Sometimes, you may be able to change the furnace filters on your own and avoid replacing the entire thing. However, if problems persist after the filters have been replaced, you may need to call a technician and replace the old furnace entirely.
When Was the Last Time You Installed a New Furnace?
People tend to forget how long they’ve been relying on the same furnace. It’s certainly not something you check on constantly and consider replacing on a whim. However, most furnaces wear out after 15 to 20 years of use. If you try to push it past that life expectancy, the furnace will probably start to break down and leave you to face the cold winter nights alone.
Does Your Furnace Occasionally Blow Cold Air?
Since your furnace is supposed to keep your home nice and toasty, cold air coming through its vents is a huge warning sign. Do yourself a favor and combat annoying cold spots in your house by replacing the furnace when it starts to malfunction.
Is It Making Your Home Sound Like a Haunted House?
When your furnace starts to fall apart, you might hear loose parts rattling around inside the unit. Pay attention to how noisy the furnace is, and if you constantly hear it emitting strange sounds, call a technician to talk about replacing it. If you’re considering a furnace replacement, contact Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®. Call us today at (706) 914-1617.