As winter approaches, it’s important to make sure your furnace is in good working order. A malfunctioning furnace can lead to a number of problems, including high energy bills, poor indoor air quality, and even carbon monoxide leaks. If you’re unsure whether your furnace needs to be replaced, here are five signs to look out for:
Furnaces typically last between 15 and 20 years. If your furnace is approaching or exceeding this age, it’s likely time for a replacement.
2. Frequent Repairs
If you find yourself calling for repairs on a regular basis, it may be more cost-effective to invest in a new furnace.
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3. Inefficient Operation
If your furnace is struggling to keep your home warm, or if your energy bills have been steadily increasing, it may be time for a more energy-efficient model.
4. Strange Noises
If your furnace is making strange noises, such as banging, clanking, or squealing, it could be a sign of a serious problem.
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5. Yellow Pilot Light
A yellow pilot light on your furnace could indicate that the unit is producing carbon monoxide, a toxic gas that can be deadly if inhaled. If you notice this, turn off your furnace and call a professional immediately.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to have your furnace inspected by a professional. If a replacement is necessary, they can help you choose a new furnace that’s the right size for your home and budget. It’s also a good idea to have your furnace serviced annually to ensure that it’s running at peak performance and to catch any potential issues before they become major problems.
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Do You Really Need To Replace Your Furnace?
In Utah, it is extremely important to have a well-maintained and efficient furnace to keep your home warm during the long cold winter. If you notice any of the above signs, it’s best to take action as soon as possible to ensure that your home stays comfortable and safe all winter long. Many times the cost of fixing and repairing someone’s furnace over the years ends up costing the homeowner more than if they just would have replaced the furnace when it was initially needed. We get it, it can be costly to replace your entire furnace system. But we do have special financing options to help mitigate the cost of replacing your furnace.
Total Home Services of Utah strives to provide an affordable, straightforward furnace replacement process. After the consultation and contract, we begin with removing your existing gas or electric furnace. Next, we provide any additional services, such as new air ducts, or additional appliance installation, which are outlined in the contract. Finally, we install the new gas or electric furnace you have chosen from our selection of popular brands. Total Home Services of Utah guarantees our appliance installation service, which is included in your new furnace cost.