There comes a point where every homeowner has to replace their old furnace with a new one. However, how do you know when it’s time to have your old system removed? In this article, we’ll run through a few of the signs you need a new furnace. By watching for these signals that your system could be on its way out, you can prepare for the day you need to replace your furnace.
Here in Houma and surrounding areas of Louisiana, we offer free in-home estimates on new furnaces, heat pumps, and ductless systems. We’re proud to install both Carrier and Trane systems. Give your friends at Trahan’s a call to schedule your free in-home estimate today—and be sure to ask about our financing with approved credit.
6 signs you need a new furnace
#1. It’s making strange noises
It’s normal for a furnace to ping, hum, and chirp. On the other hand, you shouldn’t be hearing it screech, clunk, rattle, or boom. These noises can indicate a faulty part or be a precursor to a bigger problem that requires heating repair. Our technicians can help you determine if the fix is a quick one or if you need a new unit.
#2. Your indoor air quality is struggling
Good furnaces should help keep the air in your home clean. Extra dust around the house or feeling that your nose, throat, and skin are excessively dry could point to a problem with your aging furnace.
#3. The system requires regular repairs
Furnaces require more repairs as they near the end of their natural life. If you are replacing several parts in two years or less, it may be time to invest in a new unit.
#4. You can’t maintain a comfortable temperature
Aging units may keep some rooms of your home warm and others cooler. If you find yourself needing to constantly adjust your home’s thermostat, it’s probably time to replace your old furnace.
#5. Your system is 15 years or older
Furnaces last a long while – typically between 15 and 20 years. If you are noticing issues and your unit has reached this age, a replacement may be necessary.
#6. Your heating bills are rising
An aging furnace in disrepair is likely to be an inefficient furnace. This is most notable in your monthly heating bill. If your bill continues to rise, the issue may be with your furnace.
Call Trahan’s for a free in-home estimate on a new furnace or heat pump
Trahan’s Heating & Air Conditioning can send technicians to examine your furnace and determine if you need repair or furnace replacement. Contact us to schedule a free in-home estimate.