Shaking and shivering during the winter months is something no homeowner wants to do. The best way to prevent this from happening is by keeping your home’s heating unit functional. If you are like most homeowners, you fail to realize just how many different parts have to work together in order for your heating unit to function properly. The furnace is one of the most vital parts of your heating system. Without a furnace, it will be very difficult to get the warm air needed to keep your home at the right temperature during the cold days of winter. When it is time to replace a home’s furnace, you may start to notice some of these warning signs.
The Cost of Keeping the Furnace Functional is Increasing
Have you started to notice that your energy and furnace repair bills are increasing with each passing month? If you answered yes, then it may be time to think about investing in a new furnace. An older furnace will have to work much harder to produce the heat you need. Due to this overworking, an old furnace will use a lot of energy. The money you are wasting on increased energy and repair costs can be better invested into a new and more energy-efficient furnace.
Varying Temperatures in Your Home
If you walk through your home and it feels like some rooms are much warmer than others, this could be caused by a worn out furnace. If your furnace is over 15 years old, chances are it is barely being able to produce warm air on a consistent basis. When consulting with professionals about getting a new furnace, you should also ask them about the condition of your ductwork. In some instances, outdated or damaged ductwork can cause problems with inconsistent room temperatures in your home. Having both your old furnace and damaged ductwork at the same time will save you money and increase the efficiency of your heating unit.
Lots of Noise Coming From Your Furnace
Does it sound like a junkyard marching band is playing when you turn on your furnace? The more noises you hear coming from your furnace, the more likely it is that a new unit is needed. If you hear a rattling sound when your furnace is in operation, it will usually be caused by unsecured ductwork or even a problem with the furnace motor. Loud humming noises coming from your furnace indicate there is an electrical issue afoot. Allowing HVAC professionals to diagnose these noises is a great way to figure out how to fix them properly. Often times, the professionals who troubleshoot these problems will be able to let you know whether or not your existing furnace needs to be replaced. If it does, they will be able to get a new unit in place in no time at all.
Instead of dealing with furnace problems all winter, getting a new and more efficient unit is your best course of action.