How To Recognize When You Need Furnace Replacement

Your furnace has made it through another winter (although it’s not quite time to switch it off yet!), but do you find yourself wondering how much longer it is going to keep up with the cold temperatures? Do you know how old your system is or the last time it was serviced? If you found yourself typing “strange clanking sounds from furnace” into your search engine, there are probably some issues that should be checked out before next winter. Here are some signs that may indicate it is time for a furnace replacement:

  • The age of your furnace is greater than 20 years. Furnaces typically last between 15-20 years, though this can vary depending on maintenance and usage. If the system was in your home when you moved and you’re not sure when it was installed, you can either search for the owner’s manual or look up the model number on the furnace itself. Another easy way to find out is to have a technician come perform a service, which will offer a more comprehensive analysis of the age of your furnace as well as whether a furnace replacement is truly needed.
  • Some rooms don’t get heated as evenly as others. If you found that some areas of your home were comfortable, but others felt cooler this last winter, this is likely caused by your furnace. As the system ages, it may struggle to push heat evenly throughout your home.
  • The furnace is noisier or making rattling and buzzing sounds. There could be cracks, leaks or other issues with your furnace which is causing these new sounds. If something sounds off or different than usual, having the system serviced can confirm whether you should consider furnace replacement.

While it can be easy to ignore problems until they become a necessity, your furnace is a critically important component of your home, and you will want to ensure that a needed furnace replacement is handled before next winter (or if we have a colder springtime!). Call our team today to ask questions and get expert advice you can trust.