Texas winters are their own separate category of season! It could be 60 degrees one day and icy the next. Just like Texans experience the ups and downs of the season, so do our furnaces. From the first time we power up the furnace to the last cold night of the season, our systems put in tons of work to keep us warm. All this work can eventually wear out any furnace.
If you notice one or more of these signs in your home, it might be time to replace your heating system.
It’s not your imagination. Your energy bill might actually be increasing if there are problems with your heating system. An old furnace won’t always be the cause of rising bills. But if your usage remains the same and you still notice a rising bill, it’s time to get the problem checked out by a professional.
Like most appliances, a furnace will start to make more and more noise as it nears the end of its lifespan. The noise might be a popping, banging or a rattling sound. If you start to notice that your heating system is making any unusual noise, give us a call so we can check out the source of the problem.
This one is easy to spot. Take a look at your furnace and search for any signs of rust or corrosion. You might also notice cracks around these areas which can be a safety hazard. If you notice any cracks, be sure to call a professional right away.
A furnace that’s at the end of its lifespan will produce air that feels drier than usual. Dry air can cause you to wake up with a dry throat or dry eyes. It can also increase the severity of indoor allergies. If any of this sounds familiar, your heating system might be to blame.
When a part of your furnace breaks, it can be repaired. But if one part after another is failing, it could be time to replace the furnace. Spending money on repairs might seem like a smart thing to do, but it can actually cost you more in the long run since repair bills add up quickly. A replacement could be a better option if you’re facing a second repair in two years.
Do any of these signs sound familiar to you? Give Strittmatter a call. We will come out to your home to inspect your current furnace and help you decide if a new furnace is right for you. Give us a call if you have any questions about your heating system. One of our expert technicians will answer your questions!