It is important to listen to your furnace, especially if you suspect it’s on its last leg. No one wants to spend money on a new furnace, but sometimes it is the best option. If your furnace is getting old and beginning to die, it is likely guzzling energy and costing you a fortune each month. By installing a new furnace, you can save substantial amounts of money while making your home as comfortable as possible.
One tell-tale sign is that you have to turn the thermostat higher and higher to maintain a comfortable temperature. When a furnace begins dying, it has to work harder to maintain heat in the home. This means that a homeowner is going to have to keep turning up the thermostat just to keep the home livable in the winter. This absolutely gobbles up energy and results in high bills during the winter months.
Another sign that a furnace may be dying is when a furnace makes strange noises. No furnace is perfectly quiet, so some noise is to be expected. But if it’s suddenly gotten much louder or makes odd noises when it kicks on or when it runs, there could be a major problem. An experienced heating company can examine your furnace to see if it can be salvaged or if it’s time for a replacement.
Generally speaking, a furnace should last anywhere from 16-20 years. If you are in that zone, then it’s likely time to begin looking at a replacement. It may be possible that a furnace tune-up could help, but it may also be time to look into a new furnace altogether. At Classic Aire Care, we can explain your options and help you find the most cost-effective solution for your heating needs.
For more than 80 years, we have helped clients across the St. Louis area keep their homes as comfortable as possible. We have produced generations of satisfied customers and will be happy to explain your options and help you find the best solution possible for your budget and your home. To discuss your needs, contact Classic Aire Care today.