January 4, 2013
7 warning signs that it’s time to replace your furnace.
1. Lack of Furnace Maintenance Roseville, CA
Do you maintenance your furnace, as your would your car? Furnaces need to be maintained too! Furnace maintenance will help your furnace run longer and more efficient. Without proper care for your furnace, dust, debris, dirt and mold will collect on moving part, causing trouble! Furnace maintenance will also help to prevent future problems from happening. 20 years without a maintenance means its definitely time for a replacement! Call Environmental Heating & Air Solutions for your HVAC maintenance in Roseville, CA.
2. Weird Furnace Noises?
Older furnaces typically start to make weird furnace noises as they age. If you hear your blower continually running, this too, is a sign of a break down. Any strange popping, hissing, or squeaking noises indicate that your furnace needs attention, quick! At Environmental Heating & Air Solutions we know how to fix your weird furnace noises, so don’t hesitate to call us today!
3. The Age!
The best place to start is to compare your furnaces age to the national average. Typically, around 15 years is when you should start considering a furnace replacement. Most people prefer to plan their furnace replacement as a home improvement project, rather than in a panic during an emergency furnace failure. You’re first place to determine the age is to look for a pilot light. If you do have a pilot light, it’s most likely over 25 years old!
4. Temperature Regulation!
If you notice that some rooms are warmer than others or if you constantly need to adjust your thermostat, odds are your furnace lacks the ability to properly distribute the air to keep you comfortable.
5. Burner Flame
Is your burner flame yellow? You might think that fire should be yellow or orange, but in this case, your burner flame should be BLUE! A yellow flame might be a sign of carbon monoxide poisoning, created by your furnace!
6. Utility Bills Sky Rocketing?
Furnaces loose their efficiency with age. Installing a new furnace or condenser will lower your utility bills dramatically! Older furnaces loose their efficiency as they get older, especially if they do not get the proper maintenance that they require.
7. Recent Furnace Repairs?
As furnaces age, one repair usually leads to needing another. Furnaces typically need more and more repairs in the last few years of their lives. If parts are harder to find, this might mean your furnace is not very common anymore, and will only be more expensive to repair! At Environmental Heating & Air Solutions we can repair any furnace or install a brand new one!