Whether you have an oil, gas or electric furnace, the time will come when it needs to be replaced. The following are just five of the most common signs that will tip you off to this need.
1. An Old System
The average furnace lasts 10 to 15 years, so it would be good to find out if your system has reached this mark. Of course, if the furnace is running just fine, there’s no point in replacing it right away. Old age combined with some of the other factors below will most clearly signify that replacement is on the horizon.
2. Poor Heating and High Bills
You might notice a rise in your utility bills along with a decline in the quality of heating. It may be taking longer for the furnace to heat to the set temperature, or you may notice cold spots in some rooms.
3. Yellow Pilot Light
The pilot light on a gas furnace should burn blue, but if it’s a yellow or amber color, then the gas is not burning efficiently. It could be because of dirt and debris buildup, especially in the air intake valve, or it could simply be the sign of irreversible wear and tear.
4. Banging and Rattling Noises
Old furnaces develop cracks and leaks, which will result in unusually loud rattling, banging, buzzing and humming noises. In such cases, you can turn to Jco Heating A/C Electrical for an inspection. Our technicians can travel anywhere in Springfield, OR.
5. Bad Indoor Air Quality
Aging furnaces will have problems circulating and filtering air. Dust consequently gets into the home, making life miserable for the occupants, especially those with allergies or asthma.
A Family-Run Heating Company
Jco Heating A/C Electrical is your source for heating maintenance, repairs and installations in Springfield. We also tackle people’s cooling needs and even perform heating and cooling inspections for those about to buy or sell a home. Ductless units are another specialty of ours. Call our office today for more details.