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How to Identify if your Furnace Needs to get Replaced

During winters, we rely on our furnace systems to keep our home warm and comfortable and prevent seasonal issues. Since furnace stays off for almost half the year, the unit can sometimes become damaged without even our realizing it because most of the things in life, however, furnace won’t last forever.

When such an issue arises with the unit, it’s becomes important to schedule furnace repairs from a professional agency without doing any further delay. Continue reading this blog, as we have mentioned some significant signs to identify if your system needs to be inspected and serviced.

Take your time and think about it, do you have any idea how old your furnace is?

Was it already in your house when you bought it or did you install it by yourself later on?

If your system has been running with some problems and you’re not sure if you should repair or replace it, check out the following point to see if you need to get a brand new furnace.

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  • Poor Air Quality

Home Furnace Air Quality

The furnace system installed at your home has a direct impact on the air quality in which you breathe in. A poorly maintained system can move bacteria, dirt and other dust particles throughout your home along with the heated air. Sometimes, we might have noticed certain floating dust particles in the air, along with frequent colds, coughs and other respiratory ailments.

If you or someone in your family is sensitive to allergies, the amount of dust particles available can also cause symptoms like watery eyes, itchiness and headache.

  • Abnormal Furnace Smells

Abnormal Furnace Smells

Furnaces can spread the foul smell of the fuel that it uses, especially when the system is turned on for the first time in a year.

Most furnace smell dissipate as the unit runs but, if you notice then you might sometimes get a strong smell of fuel around the unit, an odor that appears unexpectedly, or a something that doesn’t go away over time, then it’s time for a quick check as you may have a furnace problem.

  • Age of Your System

Make sure to check the age of your furnace.

If you’re like most of the homeowners, then most probably your furnace was already installed when you moved into the house, which means it could be taking the last breathes of its lifespan. You can try to locate the owner’s furnace manual or the system’s model number might also work which should be found on the furnace itself.

The average lifespan of a furnace ranges from approximately 15-20 years, but that depends upon the maintenance and usage of the system.

  • Insufficient Heat/Improper functioning of the furnace system 

Insufficient Heat/Improper furnace functioning

What’s the point of having a system installed in our home if it fails to do its job?

If your furnace fails to produce sufficient heat or very low level of heat – it’s time to schedule repairs.

How often do you go through these points? If not much, start considering them as replacing your under-performing furnace could save you from multiple aspects. Keep the furnace systems in your home well-maintained and professionally repaired and to make it work for the coming 10-15 years without getting it changed in every couple of years.

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