It’s 7:00 a.m., you’re just about to get out of bed and get ready for work, but you don’t want to because you’re warm and comfortable. “But,” you think to yourself, “I’ll be fine because the heats on.” Except, you get up and the heat is anything but on and you’re freezing.


Chances are it’s because your furnace decided it didn’t want you to get out of bed this morning – or, it’s broken.

Furnaces, like everything else, are not meant to last forever. And you don’t want that cold winter morning to be the time when you realize that yours has stopped working. In order to prevent that from happening, look for the signs that your furnace needs replacing:


  1. Age: The average life expectancy of a furnace is 16-20 years. If yours falls within that, or is older, you won’t be able to rely on it for much longer.
  2. Strange noises: Abnormally loud sounds coming from your unit is typically a sign it needs to be replaced.
  3. Higher gas and electric bills: If you know the rates haven’t gone up and yet your bills are still getting progressively higher each month, you probably have a furnace issue. As they age, furnaces lose efficiency which means they work harder and run longer, but produce the same amount of heat. Unfortunately, that means that you end up dishing out more money in energy bills.
  4. More dust: Older units can’t moisturize and clean the air in your home so if you’re seeing more dust than usual, cracked furniture, or drooping plants, it’s more than likely because of your furnace.


Aside from knowing you’ll have heat each and every morning when you wake up – and throughout the entire day – replacing your furnace also means you’ll have improved indoor air quality and comfort; You’ll be able to better manage the temperature in your home; And reduce your energy bills by up to 40%.

At Approved Comfort, we provide any furnace replacement and installation services you need. Call us today, so you’re not cold tomorrow!