Now that wintertime is upon us again and temperatures are beginning to drop, your household may have started to crank your furnace again. Your furnace may not be able to perform as efficiently after years of sustained use. The average furnace has a lifespan of 15 years, and many homeowners are unaware of just how long their furnaces have been installed in their home. Don’t get left in the cold by a sudden and unexpected furnace breakdown—here are a few signs that your furnace is in need of some repairs.
Rising Electricity Bills
As furnaces age, they become less equipped to handle the pressure of keeping your house warm. The less efficiently a furnace performs, the work energy it requires to run, which could send your electricity bills skyrocketing. If you’ve noticed that you’re paying more money than previous winters to heat your house, an outdated furnace may be to blame.
While a little bit of noise is normal for most furnaces, an overpowering noise is cause for concern. If you’ve heard any banging, popping, rattling or squeaking noises coming from your furnace, have your unit inspected by a professional repair technician to ensure that everything keeps running smoothly.
Dry, Dusty Air Quality
Your furnace is not just a temperature regulator—it also helps to clean and moisturize the air in your home. A furnace is poor condition will no longer be able to clean the air in your home, which may lead to an excess of dirt, pollen and other airborne pollutants in your home. If you notice a decline in the air quality in your home, have your furnace inspected by a professional technician to see if repairs are needed to remedy the problem.
A furnace is good working condition is essential to keeping your home warm and cozy this winter. For high-quality furnace inspections and repairs, trust the experienced and friendly technicians at ClearView Plumbing. For more information about our furnace inspection, repair and maintenance services, contact us today.