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Age and Inefficiency Don’t Mix: It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace

 

There’s still a lot of winter left in Algonquin, so you can’t say goodbye to your furnace just yet. Or can you?

Just because the end of winter is near doesn’t mean that the time has passed to replace your furnace. Stay ahead of the game and get a brand new one in preparation for next year. And continue to keep your family warm for the remainder of this one.

Are you struggling to determine whether or not you actually need a new furnace? If you are, the heating experts at Approved Comfort are here to help.

Do You Need a Furnace Replacement?

The following questions provide you with a solid checklist to help you discover if you need a new furnace:

  1. Is your furnace 15 years or older?
  2. Does your furnace need frequent repairs?
  3. Do you see a yellow flame coming from your burner?
  4. Do you notice more dust around your home?
  5. Have you seen visible signs of rust in and around your furnace? How about any cracks or corrosion?
  6. Do you hear noises such as rattles, buzzes, or hums coming from your unit?
  7. Is your furnace cycling on and off more frequently than ever before?
  8. Is your home starting to have humidity problems?
  9. Do you notice that some rooms in your house are getting heated while others are not?
  10. Are your energy bills going up even though your heat usage is staying the same?

 

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it’s time to seriously consider investing in a replacement. And here’s why.

  1. Age: The furnaces you can get today typically last 20-30 years, but the one you probably have in your home is good for about 15. If your unit is that old, or even older, it won’t continue to work reliably for that much longer.
  2. Repairs: Every quick fix you have done on your furnace, the more money you’re dishing out. In the end, you’ll end up spending more on repairs than you would if you just replaced the unit all together.
  3. Yellow flame: Your furnace’s flame should be blue, not yellow. This indicates that it’s as pure as possible.
  4. More dust: Old furnaces can’t moisturize the air in your home so if you’re seeing more dust than usual or cracked furniture, it probably means your unit is in need of replacement.
  5. Rust and corrosion: The more rust and corrosion that builds up, the less effective your furnace will be at heating your home.
  6. Noises: If you are hearing odd noises coming from your furnace, chances are it is on its way out. There should be virtually no noise coming from the furnace. That’s another benefit you’ll gain when you buy a new unit: They’re extremely quiet during operation!
  7. Cycling on and off: This wastes money, causes your home to have comfort problems, and reduces the life of your system.
  8. Humidity problems: The hot air is not circulating as it should, producing uncomfortable humidity levels in your home.
  9. Inconsistent heat: The furnace is not able to produce the same amount of heat in every room because it’s aged and inefficient.
  10. Energy bills: If you know the rates haven’t gone up and you haven’t used any more heat than normal, then your furnace is wasting your money.

 

It is very important to be completely aware of all the signs of a failing furnace because you do not want to be without heat in your home this winter. If you’ve had enough consideration and decided to go forward with the furnace replacement, call Approved Comfort today!