Knowing when it’s time to replace the furnace isn’t always obvious. At Naughton Mechanical LLC, we can assess your furnace and make a recommendation about replacement or repairs. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can help. In the meantime, here are five warning signs that it’s time to replace your furnace—
If you’ve noticed that your energy bills are increasing and you can’t explain the change otherwise (i.e. increased usage), the issue may be the inefficiency of your furnace. Energy inefficiency is a sign of an aging furnace—one that’s working harder than it should be to produce heat.
While you may hear the furnace kick on when you turn on the heat, you shouldn’t hear clanging, banging, hissing, tapping, or other strange noises coming from the furnace. If you’re not sure if something sounds normal, ask yourself whether it recently started or if it’s been that way for years. If it’s the former, something’s likely amiss.
A good furnace will provide consistent, even temperatures to different areas of the home, whereas one that needs to be replaced might struggle to do this. If you’ve noticed that temperatures are inconsistent throughout the day or in different parts of the home, an old furnace could be to blame.
Perhaps the most obvious sign that you need to replace your furnace is simply that your furnace is old. If your furnace is 15 years or older, it’s probably on its last leg. We recommend that you have it assessed by a professional, who can make a recommendation about next steps.
Of course, furnaces collect dust—but this isn’t what we’re talking about. If you notice dust (especially dark-colored dust) around your vents and in your home, this could be a sign that your furnace’s filters aren’t working correctly and that your furnace—not just the filters—need to be replaced.
To learn more about whether it’s time to replace your furnace and the furnace replacement process for Lowell, IN, reach out to our team directly by phone or online. We are here to answer your questions and provide you with the services you need.