There are both obvious and not-so-obvious signs that may indicate that you need to replace your furnace.
Your Furnace is Older Than 15 Years Old. Like motor vehicles, the older furnaces get, the more maintenance they tend to require. After the 15-year mark, your furnace has most likely depreciated past its useful life span. Even if your furnace is still functioning, it may not be operating at maximum efficiency and could be a factor that increases your energy bill.
Increasing Repair or Energy Bills. The older your furnace gets, the more effort it has to put in to work properly. Because of this, your energy bills could potentially increase. Similarly, if you are spending tons of money on repairs, it could be more cost effective to replace your unit.
Different Rooms Have Different Temperatures. Inefficiently working furnaces can result in different rooms having different temperatures. This happens when the system is losing its ability to effectively distribute heat evenly.
Soot Near Your Furnace Registers. Older furnaces can spew rust particles, dirt, or dust from their registers. Not only is this an eyesore, but it can also be a health hazard.
Your Unit is Extra Noisy. It is normal for furnaces to make a rumble when they turn on or off. However, if your furnace is up in age and these noises have become very loud, that is a telltale sign that your furnace needs some attention.
If you are experiencing any issues with your furnace, it can be beneficial to contact a professional right away. Honest Air Conditioning And Plumbing LLC offers maintenance, repair, and full replacement services for clients throughout the greater Austin, TX area. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!