Warning Signs Your Furnace Is Failing
We take a lot of things for granted and assume that they will work when we turn them on. Often it’s better to be prepared when something major breaks so you can make an informed decision on the next step. Here are some common warning signs that your furnace is failing.
All appliances have a lifespan. The average life expectancy of a furnace is 16 – 20 year. If you don’t know the age of your unit, look for a pilot light. If you have one your unit is most likely older than 25 years. Nothing lasts forever so if your furnace is aging, start shopping now. Waiting until it breaks, especially if it happens during a cold snap, might mean a long wait for replacement or having to make a quick decision on something that is a long-term investment.
Unusual increases in your utility bill could be a sign that your furnace is reaching the end of its lifespan. As furnaces age, especially if they have not been regularly maintained, they lose efficiency.
Recurring problems or multiple problems over the last two years indicate that a bigger issue is probably looming. Now is the time to start shopping for a new furnace before you find yourself in an emergency situation.
Miraculously Self-Fixing Noises
Have you been hearing strange noises coming from your furnace or when your furnace is operating? Have these noises suddenly disappeared? Furnaces are not known for fixing themselves and this is a sign that a bigger problem is around the corner.
Do you know the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning? Frequent headaches, a burning feeling in the nose or eyes, nausea, disorientation, flu-like symptoms and hallucinations are all warning signs. As a furnace ages, cracks can develop in the heat exchanger. A yellow flame in a natural gas furnace is the result of a dirty burner. Both of these problems can cause carbon monoxide to leak into your house.
Concerned or Just Want Peace-of-Mind?
Peace-of-mind is very important. If you want to know if your furnace is failing or haven’t been maintaining it on a regular basis, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us here at 1-800-anytyme. We would be happy to help you out. Contact us via our contact form or call (760) 477-0072 to speak with a member of our team today!