At McMullen’s Refrigeration & Heating, we want to help keep your family comfortable with a properly functioning furnace. We don’t want you to be left in the cold this winter if your furnace suddenly fails. The best way to prevent this is to be observant of your furnace’s performance and hire a professional to inspect it if you notice anything out of the ordinary.
The average life expectancy for furnaces is anywhere from 15 to 20 years. If your furnace has passed this point, now would be a good time to start shopping. This is a big purchase, and you don’t want to have to make the decision in a panic after your old system has failed and you need a replacement immediately. By purchasing sooner, you can make the process a more gradual home improvement project instead of a sudden emergency situation.
As furnaces age, they often lose their efficiency, especially if they have not been properly maintained throughout their life. This will cause your furnace to run longer and work harder to provide the same amount of heat it used to, causing your energy bills to increase. Replacing your failing furnace will save you money in the long run as a new furnace will be more energy efficient.
If you have had to repair your furnace more than once in the last two years, it could be time to replace it. The cost of these repairs and replacement parts can add up quickly and are a sign that your furnace is reaching the end of its life. Instead of spending money on costly repairs of an old system, your money is better spent on a replacement furnace that will last another 20 years.
Are some of the rooms in your home too hot while others seem too cold? Do you constantly adjust the thermostat to feel more comfortable? These are both signs that your furnace no longer has the ability to properly distribute air, and it could be nearing the end of its life.
If your burner flame is yellow instead of blue, this could be a sign that poisonous carbon monoxide is being produced by your furnace. Look for other possible signs of carbon monoxide, including: streaks of soot around the furnace; excess moisture on windows, walls, and cold surfaces; excessive rusting on flue pipes or pipe connectors.
Often, old furnaces will begin to make strange noises at the end of their life. If you’ve noticed any banging, popping, rattling, or squealing, it’s time to get your furnace inspected.
If you’ve noticed any of these changes in recent months, chances are you need a furnace replacement in Red Deer. Contact us today to request a quote.