The most common Warning Signs of a Breaking Furnace consists of a few things you may notice over time or all at once upon first of the year seasonal startup. By taking note will allow you to take any necessary steps needed to call a professional furnace company like Method Air as soon as possible to get it fixed or prevent it from completely stop operating during the coldest time of the year.
Age of your furnace
No matter how diligent you are with cleaning and taking care of your furnace or diligently scheduling a heating and cooling technician to perform an annual furnace tune-up, over time the systems age will catch up to it. The average life of a gas furnace does vary. Most furnaces will last between fifteen and twenty years if taken care of right. If your furnace is near this age, be prepared for the chance that it may be going out soon and make note of signs of furnace failure. In some cases, it may be more beneficial to upgrade with a new install for a more energy efficient model than trying to get a few more seasons out of your old furnace. Having the new installation completed by a professional certified company ensure it is installed and will run at the highest efficiency possible. Our technicians can review the cost of a new furnace will you if this is an option you are leaning towards.
Utility bill changes
If you have noticed an unusual spike in the gas and electric bills this season could be a Warning Sign of a Breaking Furnace and that your furnace is struggling more than usual to heat your house or office. You may also notice that your home doesn’t reach the temperatures that you have set the thermostat at and it seems to be running or cycling more often. Rather than just living with this, we recommend getting it fixed. It may be something as simple as getting the furnace serviced, or there could be a bigger potentially dangerous problem brewing beneath the surface. Method Air can help you find out which it is, then take the steps to make approved repairs usually while on the service call or within 24 to 48hrs if a part will be needed. We will always do our best to meet your needs as fast as possible.
New furnace noises or unusual odors
The closer a furnace gets to kicking the bucket, the more strange noises it will begin to make. An older furnace will begin to make an assortment of noises, including but not limited to squeaking, banging, rattling, and more. If you start to hear any of these noises coming from your furnace while it is running, it usually is a Warning Sign of a Breaking Furnace alerting you to a potential failure and it may be time to consider investing in a newer model.
There are many reasons why a furnace would be going out. Being observant of some of the most common Warning Signs of a Breaking Furnace will allow you to better to get things fixed sooner rather than later so you don’t end up without heat for any period of time during the winter. At Method Air, we can help keep your system running with regular service maintenance, furnace repairs or system replacement if you need a new one.
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