If you take care of your furnace and follow the manufacturer’s furnace maintenance recommendations, then your furnace can last for quite a long time. However, if you are in need of furnace repair yet again, it may be time to consider replacing it altogether. Here are a few signs that your furnace may be beyond the point of repair.
Frequent loud operation. Strange noises are a strong indicator that it’s time to contact a heating and cooling professional. If these noises are becoming the general rule, instead of the exception, your system may need replacing.
Expensive heating bills. If you’ve had your furnace for quite some time, then you have a general idea of what to expect each month in terms of heating costs. If your bills suddenly increase unexpectedly, this is a sign that you’re in need of furnace repair; however, if your heating bills have slowly become higher and consistently stayed there, this is a sign that your furnace is nearing the end of its lifespan.
Rust. With a furnace, it generally takes years for rust to appear; however, once rust does begin to appear on its interior components, it’s a signal that your furnace has outlived its usefulness. Rust will eventually cause cracks to appear in your furnace, which can result in carbon monoxide leaks, so you should have it replaced as soon as possible.
With any of the aforementioned signs, you should always bear in mind your furnace’s age. If your furnace is 20 years old or older, you’re due for a replacement, even if it is still operating fairly well. At the first sign of trouble, it’s time to call a heating and cooling professional to replace it. At AJR Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration, Inc., our experts know what it takes to provide reliable and affordable service, so no matter what your heating needs are, contact us today!