Luke, MD, homeowners know the importance of a reliable heating system. If your current heater isn’t working well, perhaps it’s time for a replacement. Here are some signs you might need a new furnace.
Needs Multiple Repairs
Have heating repairs become more frequent than usual? Over the last two years, how many times have you received a visit from an HVAC service technician? If your heating repair bill is piling up, consider installing a new furnace.
Dirt and Dust Buildup
If there’s dirt and dust buildup in your home, your heating system is possibly the problem. Debris can accumulate on the fan blades. This forces the furnace to work harder and use more energy.
Furnace burners can also get caked with dirt and dust. This affects the heat exchanger and can cause damage. Maintenance may repair this problem, but a new heating system might work better.
More Than 20 Years Old
How old is your heating system? A typical furnace lasts between 15 to 20 years. Beyond that, performance will likely start to suffer.
If you know the furnace is old, then consider getting a replacement. But if the heating system was already in your home, you might not know its age. Contact one of our HVAC service technicians or look for a model number to discover the age of the furnace.
Louder Than Usual
A heating system generally makes a slight amount of noise when it’s working. If the heating system is loud, then that’s cause for concern.
A furnace shouldn’t hum, rattle, buzz or make any abnormal sounds. These sounds can mean the furnace has structural problems, such as cracks.
Home Feels Uncomfortable
The heating system should evenly heat the rooms in your home. Are there unexplained cold rooms in the home? If so, it’s possibly because the heating system is operating inefficiently.
An inefficient furnace often provides uneven heating. As power needs increase, it becomes more difficult for the heating system to push heat through the vents.
We can help you with all of your HVAC system issues. Contact Cumberland Valley Heating & Air Conditioning to speak with an HVAC service technician about purchasing a new heating system.
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