As cooler weather continues to roll in, now is the time to pay extra attention to your heating unit to ensure that it will last you through the frigid winter months. Here are some signs that will help you determine whether or not your HVAC needs to be replaced.
1. Your Furnace is Old
If you have a furnace that’s been heating your home for 15 years or more, we highly recommend replacing it. While a good furnace can last longer than 15 years with no issues, many of them will begin to lose efficiency around the 15-year mark. In order to ensure that your furnace will work properly this winter, the best thing you can do is replace it. Replacing your unit will also help to increase the energy efficiency of your home and lessen the chances for more expensive repairs in the future.
2. Your Energy Bill is Increasing
If your heating bill continues to increase, it’s likely because your heating system is consuming more energy as it continues to age. Worn equipment in your furnace causes small leaks that increase your energy bill over time. The warm air created in your system also has to work harder to get past faulty equipment, which can also increase your bills at a steady rate. While buying a brand new furnace is a huge investment, it will pay off over time as fewer repairs will be necessary.
3. Your Furnace Doesn’t Heat Up Your Home
If your furnace is running almost constantly but still doesn’t heat up your home, or maybe it heats up only specific rooms in your home, it may be time to get your furnace replaced. While a repair may fix the problem temporarily, the only permanent solution to this issue is getting a brand new furnace.
4. Recurring Tripped Circuit Breaker
While having your circuit breaker trip once isn’t that big of a deal, a circuit breaker that trips repeatedly is a warning sign for a heating system that’s showing some wear. You can get a repair done for this, but like other furnace related-issues, repairs are not a long-term solution, and the best thing to do is replace the furnace entirely.
5. Strange Noises
If you hear noises coming from the heating system that you haven’t heard before, your unit is likely having serious problems. A worn motor, loose parts, and vibrating equipment are all sure signs of damage in your heating system that will need to be addressed and replaced.
While the price of a new heating system can seem overwhelming, our team at Diamond Heating & AirTemp Alaska has special financing available with affordable monthly payments. Earn special financing for up to 120 months and enjoy the benefits of your heating system for years to come. Contact us today to find out more and get a free estimate on your new furnace!