The last thing anybody wants, especially during Alberta’s winter, is a house with no heat. Your furnace will always need regular maintenance to ensure it’s working at its best. In addition, you’ll want to monitor for signs your furnace is on its last legs. You want to ensure you will feel warm and toasty all through winter.
Always Plumbing and Heating Ltd. in Edmonton has compiled a short list of indicators that your furnace might be nearing its end. Once you know where your furnace is at, you’ll be able to take the next best steps for your furnace and home.
A little noise coming from your furnace isn’t something to worry about. However, if you hear loud grinding or other jarring and out-of-the-ordinary sounds, it’s time to start looking at HVAC companies in Edmonton.
Always Plumbing & Heating can visit your home and do the necessary furnace maintenance and repairs. Depending on the issue, they might recommend a furnace replacement.
If you’ve set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature and it still feels chilly, there may be a problem. Your pilot light might have gone out. Or, maybe your furnace is underperforming. Either way, it’s time to get your furnace checked out. Always Plumbing and Heating Ltd. will be able to see the problem and make suggestions for repairs or a new furnace.
Climbing energy usage and expenses
You’ll be heating your home round-the-clock in the winter, so you will notice an increase in your energy bill. However, if you keep seeing a steady climb that doesn’t reflect usage (or rate increases) and your bill reports a higher energy usage than what makes sense, this is a sure sign your furnace is not working at its best. That means it’s probably time for an Edmonton furnace repair. Or it might be time for a furnace replacement. Read more on how buying a new furnace that will save you money!
Age and noticeable damage
How old is my furnace? You’ll want to ask yourself this question, especially if you see some of the other signs we’ve already listed above. The average lifespan of a furnace is between 15-20 years, and an older furnace consumes far more energy than new, high-efficiency models. An older furnace is also more likely to start making weird noises and heating your home unevenly. In addition, you could see noticeable damage on an aging furnace. Cracks and rust are not something you want, as they could lead to dangerous carbon monoxide leaks. You also don’t want a furnace in constant need of repair.
Carbon monoxide and natural gas leaks
Finally, this may not be a warning sign of furnace failure, but carbon monoxide and furnace safety are extremely important. If your furnace is not receiving the repair or upgrade it needs, you could be putting yourself and your family at risk of carbon monoxide exposure. Additionally, you should have your furnace and other gas appliances inspected annually for natural gas leaks. Natural gas is extremely flammable, and early leak detection is critical to your safety at home.
Reach out to Always Plumbing and Heating Ltd. to request a quote for service or furnace replacement today!