Is replacing your furnace not on your to-do list this year? We get it, replacing the unit can seem like a costly project. However, if your aging unit needs multiple repairs, it can actually be more cost-effective to install a new unit rather than repair the old one. When you need your furnace replaced, call Aloha Heating & Cooling. Since 1997 we’ve guaranteed 100% satisfaction to our customers.
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Signs Your Furnace Needs to Be Replaced
When your furnace starts to show signs that it needs to be replaced, it’s important to pay attention to these symptoms to help avoid having a cold house all winter when the unit completely malfunctions. Some signs you should watch for can include:
- If your aging unit is nearing the end of its expected lifespan.
- If your unit isn’t heating your home to the desired temperature, meaning it is losing efficiency.
- If there are cracks in your unit. This can be especially dangerous if there is a crack in the heat exchanger, which can lead to a carbon monoxide leak. You should have any cracks inspected by a professional as soon as possible.
- If there is an increase in your monthly utility bills without a change in your usage. This can be another sign that your unit is losing efficiency and is overworking.
- If your unit needs multiple - or costly - repairs.
Benefits of Installing a New System
While installing a new furnace can provide you with assurances that your unit is unlikely to break down or need to be replaced in the near future, it can also provide other advantages. These can include:
- New features and updates. These provide you with maximum climate control.
- More energy-efficiency. New systems can use up to 30% less energy than older units.
- Less noise. New units make less noise than older units.
- More consistent heating. New models provide more even heating throughout your home than older systems, eliminating hot and cold spots.
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Common Furnace Problems
Your furnace may occasionally require professional repairs. Some of the more common issues that heating contractors can address are:
- Lack of maintenance: If you don’t have your unit inspected by a professional at least once a year it can lead to numerous issues with your unit.
- Dirty or clogged filters: Failing to replace your filters regularly - at least every three months - can cause debris to build up. This can cause your unit to overwork and result in poor indoor air quality in your home.
- Wear and tear: As your unit ages it may develop issues that will require more frequent repairs.
- Malfunctioning thermostat: If the temperature in your home doesn’t match the setting on the thermostat you should have the device inspected by a contractor.
- Inadequate airflow: Disrupted airflow can cause your unit to overheat. If you suspect there’s an issue you should have it examined by a professional.
- Carbon monoxide leak: A carbon monoxide leak is a serious problem you may encounter with your unit. If you have a leak you should immediately evacuate your home and then seek professional help to repair the problem.