The colder temperatures are almost here. You’ve done everything you can to get your home ready. Insulation’s been added, windows and doors are sealed, and you finally upgraded to a smart thermostat. Everything looks great, so let’s bring it on, winter!
Except, your furnace just quit. You’re sitting in a cold home and staring at a potentially gigantic problem.
You could avoid the unrepairable furnace and inconvenience of being without heat, if you are paying attention to the clues your equipment is giving you. Here are the signs to look for if your furnace has been around for more than a decade.
As a rule, most furnaces can function for 12-15 years before needing to be replaced. However, functioning doesn’t necessarily mean it’s running efficiently. Even if your system still works, it can be operating insufficiently.
Abnormally high heating costs
The older a furnace gets, the less efficient it becomes. Your furnace has to run longer and use more energy to achieve the temperature you would like. This causes higher heating bills and lower energy efficiency.
Noises like squeals, clicks, grinds or pops are often a sign that the furnace is about to quit. In some instances, this doesn’t always mean you need a replacement. When caught early, Isaac technicians can save you money by repairing minor problems before they become major expenses.
One repair after another
If we’re coming out to visit your home for repairs more frequently, it’s probably time for a new furnace. In the long run, it will save you money and ensure your comfort and safety.
Consult with the experts first.
Isaac’s project managers start by taking a close look at your home’s heating system to inform you if there’s anything that needs to be tuned up or swapped out. We’ll also show you how a new system could better work for your home. Isaac features a lifetime workmanship warranty on all installations, so your home will be comfortable, and you’ll have peace of mind.
We’ll even conduct a free Healthy Home Assessment to find more opportunities to improve your energy efficiency.
Not ready for new heating equipment?
We provide emergency service and planned maintenance on your current furnace, heat pump or boiler! While there are many benefits to replacing your older equipment, now may not be the right time for you. Our highly trained technicians are ready to help! Call today to schedule a precision tune up and safety inspection with an Isaac technician!
Residential Sales Manager