Everyone hates dealing with a broken furnace…especially when freezing cold winter temperatures rear their ugly heads. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a furnace that’s about to die can save you time, money, and stress by calling for a new furnace to be installed before you’re left out in the cold. Three signals that your furnace may be ready for replacement include:
- A furnace that’s making strange noises. Most furnaces make noise when they start up — some knocking and humming is normal, especially if it’s the first time you’re running the system this year. However, furnaces that make louder-than-usual screeching, squealing, cracking, or popping noises are likely experiencing a problem with their fan, ductwork, or motor. Call an HVAC professional as soon as possible to avoid the possibility of a blowout.
- A furnace that’s over 20 years old. This age is considered to be the “retirement age” for most residential furnaces because after this period of time, the furnace is likely to be running inefficiently and wasting power. If your furnace is nearing its 20th anniversary, it’s probably time to start shopping for a new one.
- A furnace whose repair and heating bills have gone through the roof. Like an old car, an older furnace system will require more time and effort to repair, resulting in higher maintenance bills. However, HVAC contractors in Burlington County know that furnaces which break down frequently can actually cost homeowners more money than replacing the system. Additionally, older furnaces often run inefficiently. If your heating bill is leagues higher than last year’s, it’s time to consider scheduling a new furnace installation.
Are you in need of a new furnace or another HVAC service in Gloucester County? Our team here at A.M. Botte Mechanical is here to help! Give us a call today at 888-729-9215 to get started!