On average a furnace can last about 15 to 20 years with just a few repairs during its life time. Like all appliances, a furnace can finally reach the end of its life. As a furnace begins to reach the end of its life, it will begin to reveal some warning signs. Being able to detect early warning signs that the furnace will need to be replaced can better help the homeowner plan and prepare. Being caught off guard and without proper planning, a furnace replacement can be much more difficult. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share some of the early warning signs that the furnace will need to be replaced to better help the homeowners prepare.
Heating Operating and/or Repair Costs Going Up
When a furnace begins to increase in the cost of repairs or the furnace is costing more to run, this is often one of the first signs your furnace is on its way out. As a furnace begins to wear down, its components simply functions less efficiently. As a result, the furnace will use more fuel or energy to run a cycle. When your energy bill continues to rise even with proper maintenance, the furnace is wearing out and will need to be replaced in the near future. Repair is another indicator that the furnace is going to need replacing soon. Small repairs and component replacements will occur in the life time of a furnace. However, if they begin to occur close together or when the cost of repair begins to stack up, you may find the money may be better invested in a new furnace as your furnace will simply continue to cost you more until it is finally dead.
Age of Furnace
Even when a furnace has been running without major problems, the age of your furnace may be your first warning that it may take a sudden turn. With proper maintenance, a furnace can easily last 15 years or more. However, once the furnace is around that 15 year mark, it is the beginning of the end of its life. You will want to begin saving money for a future replacement.
Loud Furnace Noises
When a furnace begins to make noises it is running into major problems. Depending on the noise, most of the repairs can be done rather simply while others mark the end of your furnace. Noises occur when a component needs to be cleaned, lubricated, repaired or replaced. For example, a rattling noise will point to a loose component that is shaking while the furnace is running. A loose screw or bolt could also be jumping around inside. Another noise is screeching which is never good. Screeching may indicate metal is grinding on metal which indicate something is broken or came off. Often a screw or broken piece will get stuck in the fan motor and the blades and they are grinding together. When loud noises begin to occur in the furnace, it may be repairable. However, repairs are the first sign that the furnace is wearing out.
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