We are in the middle of winter, so when you turn your furnace on you want it to work right every time. But what happens when you start to notice problems with your furnace? Sometimes you can invest in repairs that will get you through another few winter seasons. But other times, it’s best to invest in a new furnace.
If you think you need furnace replacement in Waxahachie, TX, our team can help. We can help you determine whether you need to invest in repairs or a replacement. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the signs that it’s time for a new furnace this year.
Rising Energy Bills
Your furnace may be gas or electric. No matter what type of energy it uses, as it gets older it loses efficiency. If you have noticed that your energy bills are increasing significantly, your furnace may be to blame. It may be time to invest in a new, more energy efficient furnace. Regular maintenance is a great way to keep your furnace running, but there comes a time when regular heater services can’t do anything else to improve energy efficiency.
The biggest indicator that it’s time for a new furnace is your current system’s age. Once your furnace is 15 years old, it’s time to begin considering a replacement. Even if you get another five years out of your furnace, you can still be prepared when the time does come to invest in a furnace replacement. The older your furnace is, the more likely it is that you’ll have to replace your furnace in the near future.
Unusual Sounds and Smells
Your furnace is not completely silent when it runs, but it also should not be very noisy. Eventually, the sound of your furnace should fade into the background as white noise. If the humming is too loud or you hear rattling, banging, or screeching, your furnace has a problem. You may think that the sound itself is the problem, but sometimes there are underlying issues that contribute to unusual sounds.
The same goes for smells. Your furnace should never smell bad. If your furnace is blowing air that smells musty and stale, then mold and mildew may be to blame. Moisture can build up in the system and allow spores to grow and spread. It’s also possible for your furnace to smell like something burning. If you have an electrical furnace, it may be that your wiring is bad. If you have a gas furnace, there may be something wrong with your igniter. If you have too much gas leaking out into the area where the igniter is, it can cause small explosions that create a burning smell.
The temperature in your home should be even in every room. If you have one room that gets significantly warmer or cooler than the others, that’s a problem. Your furnace may not be producing enough heat for your entire home. It could also be that your ductwork is having issues, and sometimes that is an easier fix. If you schedule ductwork maintenance or change out components and still have problems, it may be time for a new furnace.
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