If you’ve lived in the Phoenix, Arizona metro for any significant length of time, you know that in addition to the extreme Summer heat, we can get some fairly cold nights during the Winter months. That’s why it’s really important to make sure your heating system is functioning correctly to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home for you and your family.
Unfortunately, furnaces do need to be replaced even here in this region of Arizona. If your furnace starts to show certain signs of trouble, it may be time to replace your home’s heating system.
That said, here are our top 5 reasons you may want to replace your furnace.
It’s Too Old
Did you know that the useful lifespan of a furnace is generally between 13 and 20 years? So, if you know that you have a furnace in this age range, you may want to pay closer attention to malfunctions or other issues that may indicate an imminent system failure or possible safety hazard. If you don’t know the age of your furnace, you should investigate to find out. Not knowing how old your heating (or cooling) system could end up presenting you with an unpleasant surprise when you least expect it.
Unusual Increases In Your Energy Bills
Like your cooling system, over time, your furnace will experience a decline in energy efficiency. That means your furnace will need to worker harder and harder to create the equivalent amount of heat. This results in greater energy consumption which raises your energy bill. In fact, you can simply go back to your past year or two of heating bills during the Winter months and see for yourself. Assuming that gas or electric rates haven’t increased, or increased significantly over the past year or two in your area, if you see a notable surge in your energy bills, this may be an indication of a furnace has become much less energy efficient. If this is the case, you may want to seriously consider getting a new furnace installed.
Great disparity in heated rooms
If you find that some rooms are much colder (or warmer) than others, this may be an indication that your furnace is not functioning correctly.
That’s because a malfunctioning heating system can fail to evenly distribute heat across the various rooms in your home…assuming that you’ve already ruled out any issues with your thermostat or system leakage.
In such cases where you suspect a problem with your furnace, call the heating system professionals Eagle Air.
Frequent Heating System Repairs
Do you find that you’ve been having to repair your heating system more frequently year after year? This could be a sign that you should replace your furnace. Continuing to put “bandaids” on a failing system can end up costing you more money in the long run and ultimately won’t give you the peace of mind you’ll get from installing a new furnace.
Unusual Noises coming from your Furnace
All furnaces make noise when running, however, if you notice that suddenly (or even gradually) your furnace is making noises that you normally hadn’t heard before, it may be time to call a professional HVAC company to inspect your furnace. Certain atypical noises, such as rattling or screeching could be a sign that your have a serious problem. In such cases, it’s best to contact a heating system professional to properly diagnose the issue at hand.
Call Your Eagle Air Heating and Cooling
If you’re unsure whether it’s time to replace your furnace, call the heating repair and replacement experts at Eagle Air Cooling & Heating in Queen Creek, AZ by calling 480-748-1781. Our well-trained heating technicians can provide honest, fast and affordable diagnostic service and replacement.