We all set goals for the new year to improve ourselves. However, sometimes to improve our life, we must let go of some things and move on.
Among such items may be your furnace. It served its purpose well, but now may be the time to replace it. As a result, we are going to show you the top six warning indications that your furnace needs to be replaced by a furnace repair in Chico.
While one of these symptoms may not be sufficient cause to replace your furnace on its own, the more signs your furnace exhibits, the more likely you need a replacement from heating and air in Chico, CA.
1) The Furnace In Your Home Is More Than 15 Years Old
However, Feather Aire recommends that you replace a furnace that is more than 15 years old with an ENERGY STAR-rated furnace that is 15% more efficient than comparable furnaces on the market.
To find out how much money you may save by switching to a more energy-efficient furnace, educate yourself about AFUE ratings, which indicate the energy efficiency.
2) You’ve Noticed An Increase In Your Heating Bill
Numerous factors may be contributing to an increase in your energy costs. However, if you arrange expert maintenance every year and have properly sealed your air ducts, your energy cost should not rise much.
Over time, a consistent rise in your heating cost may indicate that your furnace is nearing the end of its useful life. As internal components fail, your gas and electric bills may increase. If you see a significant increase in your utility bill, call your neighborhood HVAC expert.
The additional money you spend on gas and electricity may be used to purchase a new furnace.
3) Your Furnace Has Had Numerous Repairs During The Last Two Years
Furnaces need the greatest maintenance in the last two years of their life. As with fixing an old vehicle, it doesn’t take many repairs until the expense of keeping your old furnace operating becomes too expensive.
Calculate the cost of furnace repairs over the past two years and determine if it is more cost-effective to purchase a new one.
If you’ve had to repair your furnace more than twice in the past year, it’s time to replace it. Another indicator of whether to replace or repair is whether the repair cost exceeds 50% of the cost of a new furnace.
4) Your Furnace Emits Unusual Sounds
Does your furnace produce any rattling, popping, or pounding sounds when it is turned on? At the end of their lives, older furnaces produce these odd sounds.
Additionally, does your blower often cycle on and off? Is it capable of blowing chilly air? This is another indication that your furnace needs replacement by a qualified heating provider.
5) The Thermostat Setting is Never Comfortable
Are any of your rooms too hot or excessively cold? Are you continually changing the thermostat to maintain a comfortable temperature? If this is the case, it may be that your furnace is unable to circulate heat evenly around your home.
A licensed HVAC expert should determine if the problem is with the thermostat or the furnace.
6) The Flame on Your Burner is Yellow Rather Than Blue
If the flame on your furnace is yellow rather than blue, this may indicate that your furnace is generating carbon monoxide. At a minimum, the fuel is not burning as cleanly or as effectively as it might.
Any color other than blue in the furnace flame indicates incomplete combustion and a potentially hazardous condition, such as gas or carbon monoxide leakage.
For further details, contact by visiting the website of Feather River Aire Heating and Cooling or by calling at (530) 207-8695.