We can have some rather harsh winters in Northern Colorado. If your furnace suddenly stops working this winter, it could cause some serious problems. Your furnace is one of the most important appliances in your home for keeping it a comfortable, safe, and enjoyable environment to be in. The prospect of being caught out in the cold is not one that anyone wants to face. However, before that dire situation emerges, there are some tell-tale signs to pay attention to, which would indicate that it is time to buy a new furnace.
If you do end up needing immediate repairs on or the replacement of your furnace, SWAN Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., based in Loveland and serving the entire Northern Colorado region, will come by and get it taken care of promptly and at an affordable rate. Contact us as soon as problems occur. SWAN Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.: we understand furnaces.
Signs You Need to Replace Your Furnace
Before it’s too late, check your furnace to see if it’s showing any of these signs that it might be time to get it replaced.
If your furnace is making a lot of noise, there is likely something wrong with it. Don’t just plug your ears and hope it goes away. Call your local HVAC technicians and schedule an inspection.
An obvious sign that it needs to be replaced is if it is cracked. Not only will this likely reduce its ability to work as well, it also could be dangerous. A common place to find a crack is in the heat exchanger.
Your Heating Bill Has Increased
If you’ve seen your heating bill go up significantly for no apparent reason, it might be because your furnace is starting to get old and become less efficient. At this point, replacing your furnace might be a cheaper option than continuing to pay inflated energy bills due to your current inefficient furnace. If you’ve been scheduling regular maintenance and your air ducts are properly cleaned, then your energy bill should not be increasing. If your bills are, however, steadily increasing, it may be because your furnace is starting to break down. The extra money you’re paying in electricity and gas can easily exceed the costs of simply replacing your furnace.
Your Furnace is Requiring Regular Repairs
Your furnace can stop working for a number of reasons. For example, it can be weakened by dirt and dust, a broken pilot light, a clogged filter, or just poor maintenance. However, if your furnace has been requiring frequent repairs for the past few years, the price of getting it repaired is going to exceed the price of simply replacing it with a new, higher-quality furnace. If you haven’t had your furnace replaced in the last 15-20 years, it’s about time to do so.
Your Thermostat Seems to Never Be Accurate
You may initially blame the thermostat, but if you find yourself constantly adjusting the thermostat to stay comfortable, it may actually be because your furnace is not evenly distributing heat around your home. Contact your local HVAC technician to find out what exactly is causing the problem — a faulty thermostat or a faulty furnace.
The Furnace’s Age
Most homeowners move into a place that already has a furnace installed; however the furnace that is already installed could already be reaching the end of its life, which means that it’s time to be replaced. Try and find the owners manual or the serial number on the furnace, if you don’t know how old it is. You can also get an HVAC technician to help you identify the age of your furnace if you can’t figure it out yourself.
Time to Get a New Furnace?
So, is it time to get a new furnace? If you are seeing any of the aforementioned problems, then it just might be. When it comes time to get your furnace replaced, SWAN Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. guarantees you will be fully satisfied with the results of our services. Our team of highly skilled HVAC technicians will be able to get your new furnace installed promptly and at a reasonable price. If you’re in the Northern Colorado region and want to make sure you don’t get caught in the cold with a broken furnace this winter, give SWAN Heating & Air Conditioning a call today!