Shutting down your Coon Rapids furnace and powering up your air conditioner are part of spring in Minnesota. As a responsible homeowner, you may be wondering if you should be shutting down your furnace or replacing it. Becoming aware of the signs to look for can help you save time and money when it comes to replacing your furnace.
1. Age of your furnace
An aging furnace can impact it’s effectiveness. Typically, your furnace has a life span of 15-20 years. If your furnace is getting close to that 15 year mark, you may want to consider a replacement.
2. Rising Energy Bills
Furnaces lose their effectiveness as they age. As your furnace gets older, your furnace will need to work harder to produce the same amount of heat for your home. And the end result is higher energy bills. If you’ve noticed a larger check going to your gas company each month, it may be time to replace.
3. Uneven heating
Another sign your furnace may need to be replaced is uneven heating in your home. If you notice temperature differences as you walk from room to room, it could be a sign that your furnace is failing.
4. Loud Noises
When a furnace starts to fail, you may notice loud noises. In general, unsecured duct work and loose screws can make your furnace run louder. You will also want to pay attention to any buzzing noises which can indicate a failing fan or screeching noises which point to your blower.
5. Frequent Repairs
If you find yourself calling your HVAC professional frequently, it’s time to replace. While there’s no set amount, look over your records for the last 2 years. Consider how many times you’ve called your technician in the last two years. The more frequent the HVAC technician visit, the more likely you need to replace it.
Twin City Heating and Air is ready to help!
When it comes to replacing your furnace, it’s best to be proactive and replacing in the spring and summer before you really need it. Take advantage of our special offer through May 31st and replace both your furnace and your AC for one low price.