Ask Your Algonquin Heating Experts Why You Should Get a Furnace Replacement
Our heating experts here at Approved Comfort want to ask you a few questions:
- Is your furnace 15 years or older?
- Does your furnace need frequent repairs?
- Do you see a yellow flame coming from your burner?
- Do you notice more dust around your home?
- Have you seen visible signs of rust in and around your furnace? How about any cracks or corrosion?
- Do you hear noises such as rattles, buzzes, or hums coming from your unit?
- Is your furnace cycling on and off more frequently than ever before?
- Is your home starting to have humidity problems?
- Do you notice that some rooms in your house are getting heated while others are not?
- Are your energy bills going even though your heat usage is staying the same?
We hope that got you thinking about your furnace and whether or not it’s ready to keep you and your family warm all winter.
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it’s time to seriously consider investing in a replacement. And we’re here to tell you why:
- Age: Today’s models typically last 20-30 years, but the one you probably have in your home is good for about 15. If your furnace is that old, or even older, it won’t continue to work reliably for that much longer.
- Repairs: Repairs always seem like the best option because it’s a quick fix – but that’s just the thing. Every quick fix you have done, the more money you’re dishing out. In the end, you’ll end up spending more on repairs than you would on a brand new unit.
- Yellow flame: Your furnace’s flame should be blue in order to indicate it’s burning as pure as possible. If it’s yellow, that means that the burner is not mixing air and gas because it’s dirty.
- More dust: Old furnaces can’t moisturize the air in your home so if you’re seeing more dust than usual, cracked furniture, or drooping plants, it means your unit is in need of replacement.
- Rust and corrosion: The more it builds up, the less effective your furnace will be at heating your home.
- Noises: You aren’t supposed to hear those kinds of sounds coming from your system. If you do, it’s on it’s way out.
- Cycling on and off: This is another sign that it’s aging and can’t work as effectively.
- Humidity problems: The hot air is not circulating as it should, causing an uncomfortable humidity in your home.
- Inconsistent heat: The furnace is not able to produce the same amount of heat in every room because it’s aged and inefficient.
- Energy bills: If you know the rates haven’t gone up and you haven’t used any more heat than normal, then something is very clearly wrong with your furnace.
We want you to be completely aware of all the signs of a failing furnace because we don’t want you to be without heat when the cold front comes in this winter.
If you’re now considering a furnace replacement, we want to help. Call Approved Comfort today for any information and furnace installation needs you may have!