Are you having trouble with your furnace? Heating systems can be worrisome when they aren’t working efficiently on cold winter days. Here are some indications as to whether you should repair or replace the furnace in your Waverly Hall, GA, home.
How Old Is Your Furnace?
As good as modern heating systems are, they do not last forever. The average furnace will last 15 to 20 years. Factors that can affect their efficiency include age, size, location and installation.
If your furnace is having issues and is less than 10 years old, it can most likely last a few more years with repairs. If it is older than 10 years and is having trouble maintaining the right temperature or making odd noises, it is time to think about replacing the system.
When Should You Schedule Repairs?
Professionals can generally repair minor issues during a service call or as part of your regular scheduled maintenance. This includes the following issues:
- No heat or furnace not kicking on – The batteries in the thermostat may need replacement. This is a simple fix that takes only minutes.
- Strong gas smell – This may indicate a gas leak somewhere. Turn off the system, open all your windows and call the gas company.
- You see a yellow flame instead of a blue flame – It is likely your burners are dirty and need cleaning.
- Furnace cycles on and off frequently – Furnace filters may be dirty and need replacement. You can change these yourself, but if it doesn’t solve the problem, you should call for professional service.
Indications You Should Replace Your Furnace
Certain problems necessitate replacement instead of repairs. Ask an HVAC professional about replacement if you notice one or more of the following:
- Increased energy bills
- Frequent need for maintenance
- Costly repair bills
- Cold air blowing from furnace
- Increased noise
- Inability to maintain temperature
The wrong time for your furnace to go down is during cold weather when you need it the most. Professionals can resolve furnace problems quickly and efficiently, so Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning for furnace repairs, new installations and routine maintenance.
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