Your furnace is essential to the comfort of your home, and when it breaks down, it can disrupt your life. But, when you don't realize that you need a new furnace installation until it isn't working at all, it can be downright frustrating and even dangerous in severe weather. By taking a few proactive steps, you can see the early warning signs that will save you time, money, and stress. Here are five signs to look for so that you know when to call in the pros for a new furnace installation.
#1: Check the age of your furnace
Most furnaces will last between twelve and fifteen years, and as it creeps up in age, you can start checking out the newer models. This way, you make an informed decision when the time comes instead of rushing to the first furnace and installation company that you see.
#2: Listen for noises
Noises are a key sign that you'll be in need of a furnace installation in the near future, so if you hear pops, squeals and squeaks, rattles, and bangs, then it's time to start the search. You should also be mindful if you hear the blower continually turning off and on again.
#3: Watch out for excessive repairs
As your furnace gets older, you'll start to notice repairs happening more frequently. The repairs will also start to rise in price as they become more serious, and you'll need to make the decision whether it's worth (another) $400 or more repair or time to invest in a new furnace installation.
#4: Pay attention to the energy bill
If you've noticed your electric or gas bill going up, there's a chance it's due to your furnace losing its efficiency. This happens over time, and the new furnace will pay for itself over time with the savings you'll see on your energy bill, as well as having fewer repairs performed.
#5: Notice dry air
If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, and you've seen more dust than normal, your old furnace could be the culprit because it isn't able to help keep the air clean or moisturized.
If you want to make sure your furnace is ready for the winter months, let the crew at SSI give it a full inspection. Simply call (703) 991-0909 and we’ll schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you!