You and your family rely on your furnace to keep your home warm during the winters here in the Bay Area. But, if you’re seeing ever-increasing energy bills, hearing odd noises, or experiencing hot-and-cold spots in your home with your older furnace, it might be time to consider replacing it. In this blog, we’ll review the 5 major signs you need a new furnace.
Here are the signs you need a new furnace
1. Your heating bills are heating up
If it feels like you’re paying more on your heating bills every year even though you maintain the same temperature and use roughly the same amount of heating each year, the issue could be that your furnace isn’t as energy-efficient as it used to be.
Getting a new one could cool down your spending and boost your comfort.
2. You’ve had the same furnace for a while
Usually, furnaces last about 10-15 years, although they can last longer, if properly taken care of by a technician through a tune-up. However, it pays to be proactive. Instead of sitting around waiting for your furnace to run out of time, keep an eye out for the signs you need a new furnace discussed in this article. This could help you not only avoid a major breakdown during the colder months of the year, but could also help you save with the new system’s greater energy-efficiency.
3. There are odd noises coming from your unit
Is your furnace bumping, rattling, wheezing, or anything similar? It could be trying to tell you that it’s ready to retire. Even if you temporarily put an end to the noise, you should have a technician come out to take a look to determine whether you need to start looking for a new, quieter furnace.
4. You’re always changing the thermostat
Constantly being too hot or too cold no matter how much you adjust the thermostat could mean that your furnace isn’t spreading heat as evenly as it used to. Get back to being comfortable in your own home with a replacement.
5. Your burner flame is no longer blue
Upon taking a glance at the burner flame in your furnace, you may notice that it’s yellow instead of blue. This may indicate that carbon monoxide is pouring out from your furnace, which is highly dangerous. Should you ever notice a yellow flame, turn the furnace and gas off, leave the house, and contact a HVAC professional.
If you’re noticing theses signs you need a new furnace, call us at ABC!
To explore your options for a new, energy-efficient furnace, reach out to us here at ABC Cooling, Heating & Plumbing. If you have any questions, be sure to contact us.