Winter in Wyoming isn’t known for being very mild, which makes our furnaces incredibly important for keeping us safe and comfortable through the cold weather. If you’re like most homeowners, you likely don’t think too much about your furnace until it starts misbehaving.
That’s why we’ve put together this list of signs you should be on the lookout for to know if your furnace needs to be replaced. As Southwest Wyoming’s #1 Trusted Residential HVAC Service Company, you can count on Champion Services to handle all of your heating needs this winter. Call us today if you need a new furnace installed!
While age might be a touchy subject for humans, it’s not something to be ignored when it comes to your furnace. Experts agree that the typical expected lifespan of a furnace is around 15 years. In the last couple of years leading up to that point, you’ll start to notice your furnace breaks down more often while losing its efficiency. This results in higher energy bills and costly furnace repairs. If your furnace is getting up there in years, it’s a good time to consider replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.
2. Energy and Repair Bills
Even if your furnace isn’t that old, energy bills on the rise are a sign it isn’t operating as well as it should be. This goes double for if you are constantly needing to get your furnace repaired. Whether it is a sign your furnace wasn’t properly installed initially or that it’s just starting to break down, don’t ignore these signs, because they’ll just end up costing you more money and headaches in the long run.
3. Uneven Temperatures
Have you been walking through your house and noticed one of the rooms is strangely colder than the rest? Or maybe you’ve found that a couple of rooms are exceptionally hot when the rest of your home is struggling to stay warm? Uneven temperatures throughout a house is typically a sign of a couple of things — either your furnace isn’t working properly or there is a problem with your ductwork. The best course of action when this happens is to have an HVAC professional inspect your system to find the source of the issue.
4. Soot on Registers
While many of the signs we’ve discussed so far have been a little nebulous to judge, this is something visual you can pick out as an issue. When a furnace gets older or begins to break down, it will start to spurt out dirt, dust, and rust particles, leaving behind a sooty mess on your heat registers. Not only does this create quite the mess to be cleaned up, but it can also negatively impact your family’s health, leading to sore throats and headaches.
While furnaces aren’t known for being quiet appliances, there are certain noises that should be considered cries for help. If your furnace is making a rattling, popping, humming, screeching, or squealing sounds while it’s running, call an HVAC professional to get it inspected and see if it’s an easy repair or something that requires a full replacement.
Evanston & SW Wyoming Furnace Experts
Remember that the experts at Champion Services are here for you all season long. If your heating system is on the fritz, contact Champion Services to schedule an appointment today!