How to Tell That Your Furnace Needs Work

March 14, 2019

If your furnace isn’t working properly, it can result in higher energy costs and lower air quality in your home. Therefore, it’s important that you know the signs that it needs to be repaired or replaced in the near future.

Is Your Furnace More Than Two Decades Old?

A furnace will generally last for up to 20 years if it’s properly maintained. Therefore, if the one in your home is older than that, it’s generally a good idea to get a new one. However, a yearly tune-up from Healthy Home Heating and Air in Charlotte may be able to keep your unit going for a few more months or years. If necessary, we can do both furnace repair and replacement work in your home.

You Start to Develop Health Issues

Furnaces that aren’t working properly can result in carbon monoxide being released into the air. The effects of this chemical can include fatigue, nausea, and vomiting. While there are many other reasons why you could be experiencing these problems, checking the furnace should be on your list of factors to look into.

The Home Isn’t Being Heated Evenly

Ideally, each room in the house should receive roughly the same amount of warm air. If there are no issues with ducts or vents in the home, then the furnace may be the culprit. You should also check your programmable thermostat to make sure that you haven’t set different rooms to different temperatures. Uneven heating can be a common problem in older furnaces or in older homes.

Your Heating Bills Are Steadily Increasing

Old or damaged furnaces aren’t as efficient as newer ones that are working properly. If you notice that you’re paying more for heat despite not turning up the thermostat, then it’s likely a sign that you need to have your furnace checked out.

At Healthy Home Heating and Air, we can also provide assistance with air conditioning or air quality problems in your home. Call us today if you need your furnace checked out.