There are different ways you can heat your home, but a furnace is the most beneficial and effective method. Proper maintenance ensures your furnace lasts for many years, but they don’t last forever. Here are five signs that you need a furnace replacement.
1. Increased Electric Bill
There are multiple reasons your electric bill will increase, but proper maintenance of air ducts and investing in energy-efficient items, such as windows and appliances, should keep your electric expenses reasonable. If you’ve made the necessary home repairs and your electric bill continues to skyrocket, the furnace could be the culprit. Over the years, the internal parts of the furnace wear out, making the furnace work harder to heat your home, which increases your utility bill and causes other issues.
2. Frequent Repairs
If you’ve made several repairs on your furnace in the last two years, this is an indication that your furnace is starting to fail and needs to be replaced soon. If the last few repairs exceed at least half the cost of replacing the furnace, it could be time to invest in a new one. The longer you wait to replace your furnace, the more money you might spend on repairs and risk household damages.
At David White Services, Inc., we can assess and replace your system. We have an office location in Athens, Ohio, and another in Lancaster, Ohio, to serve our customers’ furnace needs.
3. Continuous Temperature Changes
Most household thermostats are set anywhere between 69°F and 72°F to keep everyone comfortable during the summer months and cozy in the winter months. If you have to keep adjusting the temperature settings to remain comfortable, this is a sign that your furnace is struggling to heat or cool your home and should be repaired or replaced altogether.
4. Strange Noises
Furnaces that make strange noises should not be ignored. In many cases, strange noises indicate that the furnace is going to malfunction soon. Rattling, banging, and popping noises are sounds furnaces make when they’re about to quit working.
5. Flame Color Change
Furnaces have a flame that burns blue. If the flame turns yellow or any other color, this means the furnace is producing carbon monoxide. Exposure to carbon monoxide can lead to different health concerns, including weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, and loss of consciousness.
If your furnace is showing any of these signs, it’s best to let a professional determine if a repair or replacement is warranted. At David White Services, Inc., we are here to help. We have over 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry and are available 24/7, 365 days a year. We offer heating, cooling, and geothermal solutions as well as fireplaces and generators. Contact David White Services, Inc., today for more information about our services and to learn how we can help you.