Spring may be on the horizon, but there are still plenty of cold days ahead. You rely on your furnace to get you through the long, cold days. You should be able to depend on staying warm and cozy within your home. If you’ve noticed your furnace hasn’t been performing its best this winter, it may be time to have your furnace repaired or replaced.
Age of the Furnace
With any heating or cooling system within your home, your system will begin to fail naturally with age. Depending on your model and level of routine maintenance, most furnace systems can last from 15-20 years. If your furnace is older, and you’ve already invested in repairs, you may want to consider the long-term benefit of investing in a new furnace. Even if your furnace appears to be working fine, it may no longer be working as efficiently as it could. This can end up costing you more in monthly utility bills.
Your furnace should operate rather quietly. If you start to notice unfamiliar sounds such as clanging or banging, you likely have an issue within the furnace. Since this can be caused by several different factors, it is important to call in a professional.
Changes in Pilot Flame Color
The pilot flame of your furnace should be a bright, vibrant blue. If it is yellow, the gas entering the system isn’t getting properly burned off. If you notice the flame is wavy or weak, this can also be a sign that the gas isn’t being burned out, often due to improper ventilation.
Upgrading Your Furnace
If your furnace is underperforming, or you feel you are having issues, let us help. We can provide a full inspection of your furnace. Our professionals can give you expert advice on repairs or replacement options. Contact us for more information.