In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the signs your furnace might need replacement, plus why this warm part of the year is often ideal for performing such tasks. HVAC professionals are often far busier with furnace-related tasks in fall than during spring and summer, meaning you get a clearer schedule plus a better opportunity to assess your various furnace options if you look into replacement now.
At Action Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electric, we’re proud to offer a wide range of furnace services, from furnace repair to replacement and numerous installation services. Today’s part two will detail several additional signs your furnace may be giving you that it’s run its course and it’s time to replace the system.
Poor Heating Quality
One of the simplest and most common signs it might be time for a new furnace is the current model simply not providing the same heating quality level you expect during recent heating months. Perhaps you’ve noticed major cold spots throughout the home, or the furnace is almost constantly on as it tries futilely to provide enough heat despite no longer being efficient.
In these cases, it’s often obvious the furnace has worn down. These conditions tend to accompany a furnace that’s older or has been through significant wear-and-tear during its life period, and the best course of action is often to go with a new furnace that will save you huge sums in monthly energy costs while providing higher-quality heating.
The furnace isn’t only here to heat the home – it should also be circulating air through your filter system, removing various contaminants that include dust. If you’ve begun to notice significant amounts of dust kicking up through your home, though, it could be a sign of a few issues.
The first of these could be a clogged filter, which will require immediate cleaning or replacement. In other cases, however, permanent damage based on poor filtration may be done to the furnace itself, something our HVAC technicians will be happy to check for if you’ve been having dust issues. In some situations, this damage may warrant a replacement furnace.
Visible or Audible Signs
Finally, if you spend just a few minutes every week or two near the furnace itself, you’ll often pick up signs of damage or other issues, You may hear strange sounds like screeching or squealing, which indicate the blower could need adjustment. You might also smell must, burning or some other unusual odor, which could signal its own set of issues taking place.