Tips to Keep Your Furnace & Duct Systems in Tiptop Shape

#5 Reason Why You Want To Replace Your Furnace

Is Your furnace is extra noisy? Furnaces will make noises every time they turn on and off that is normal. As the unit ages though, a new sound may start or it may get louder. You may hear may popping, banging, humming, or squealing. This could be a sign that some of the parts within your furnace may need to be replaced or tightened or you may need to replace your unit. The reason for some of these sounds could be:

Rattling: Loose ductwork, screws or sheet metal can be the cause of this sound. Or it could also mean the blower motor is not balanced properly.

Popping: as your system cools and heats parts will make a popping sound.

Humming: Your fan motor will make humming sounds, but the fan should never be loud or disruptive. If it is, your inducer motor or blower fan motor could be starting to go.

Squealing: These noises are an indication that there is an overall issue with your blower motor or inducer motor. This could be a loose bearing, worn belt, or a noisy pulley

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#4 Reason Why You May Want To Consider Replacing Your Furnace.

Does your home have soot or dust around your registers? An older furnace may begin spewing out dust, dirt, or rust particles, which can be not only an irritant to the person trying to clean house but dangerous to everyone’s health. When you spy soot or rust around the furnace or registers, this is a sign your furnace has too much CO2. It can also cause dryness, affecting the walls, wood flooring, furniture, and plants in your house. If your family members are experiencing dry eyes and itchy throats, or headaches, it may be time to get in touch with the HVAC experts and consider looking at your options.

#3 Reason Why You Want to Change Your Furnace

Are your energy bills and repair costs increasing? An older furnace works harder to provide the levels of heating it did when it was new. This means higher energy bills and more frequent repairs. A slight increase is ok, but once you begin seeing significant bill increases and your furnace repairman knows you by name, it may be time to look into getting a new furnace. The amount of money you will save in the long run from a more efficient unit will be worth the short-term investment. Contact us today for more information!

#2 Reason Why You May Want To Change Your Furnace

Are the rooms around your house different temperatures? An inefficient and old furnace can cause some rooms in your house being colder or warmer than others. This is likely because your old furnace and outdated duct system are losing its ability or effectiveness to distribute heat evenly throughout the house. If you’re experiencing some of these issues, feel free to CONTACT one of our HVAC experts at 403-826-6950 to see what your different options are.

Is It Time To Replace Your Furnace?

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Over the week we will be discussing 5 reasons to replace your furnace. We want you to feel confident when making this decision as we know it is not the cheapest. As always we are there to assist you any way we can. So let's get started.

#1 Is your furnace old and could it just be time?If your furnace is 15-years or older and is beginning to have maintenance issues, there is a chance it will need to be replaced. It may be working, but it is might not be operating at maximum efficiency and your utility bills may be at all-time highs as a result.Furnaces just like other systems, the older they are, the more maintenance they need, usually having the most breakdowns in the last two years of their lives. If your furnace is roughly 15 to 20 years or older and you have a repair costing more than 15 percent of a new furnace, you should go ahead and replace it (because it is more likely to break down frequently.)A good rule of thumb is, no matter the age of the furnace if the cost to repair is 50 percent or more of the cost of a new furnace, you should replace it.If your furnace is working with no maintenance issues but you’re noticing a higher utility bill there may be some lower cost solutions for you. Some alternative options may be updating your thermostat to a programmable one, cleaning or updating your duct system, tuning your systems, or just adding some extra blankets around the house, a drop of one degree can reduce your bills over the year. Most reliable furnaces can last a lot longer than 15 years regular maintenance can increase the lifespan of your unit. We can DISCUSS your options with you.

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