Furnaces, like other electronics or household appliances, eventually reach a point where they are no longer effective at doing their task. Although furnaces are known for lasting anywhere between 16 and 20 years, homeowners will eventually need to bite the bullet and replace the system.
Benefits of Heating Replacement Service
Replacing a furnace will not only save you money on monthly heating bills, but also make your home more comfortable and evenly heated. Keep in mind that the longer you keep that old furnace around, the harder it will be to find replacement parts for it. Older furnaces also present a carbon monoxide problem and potential fire hazard. Our furnace installation company provides seasonal heating system inspections to help homeowners determine when they will need a new furnace.
Signs You Need to Install a New Furnace
If you haven’t called a heating company yet to take a look at your existing furnace, you can always do your own quick inspection of the system. Be sure to look for the following:
- Soot collecting on the furnace cabinet. The furnace cabinet is the outermost shell that protects the inner parts of the furnace, such as the pilot light.
- Moisture throughout your home or condensation on windows is another sign of your furnace starting to fail. Moisture can lead to poor indoor air quality and eventually mold problems. Don’t forget to check for condensation around vents or flue pipes.
- Cracks in the heat exchanger are a common issue for older furnaces. These cracks can let poisonous carbon monoxide into your home and cause serious health issues for you and your family.
At Air Conditioning Mass, our goal is to make sure that your home is safe and comfortable during the colder months. Even if you aren’t looking for heating installation service this year, we recommend contacting our furnace specialists to make any system repairs to ensure if will last you through the winter. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!