5 Signs You Need a Furnace Replacement

November 3, 2019

Your oil, gas, or electric furnace will have to be replaced sometime, but fortunately, there are signs that you can look out for so that nothing comes as a surprise. The following indications may not be serious if taken separately, but a combination of two or three of them will definitely spell trouble.

1. Old Age

If your furnace is between 15 and 20 years old, it’s approaching the end of its life span. Regular maintenance may keep it going for a while, but you should prepare to get a new system. Summit Heating & Cooling can fit you with a high-quality oil or gas furnace from Lennox. Our technicians work with homeowners in and around Kansas City, MO.

2. Insufficient Heating

You might find cold spots in certain rooms, or you might notice that the furnace struggles to achieve the set temperature. Below-average heating performance, if coupled with atypically high energy bills, suggests that the furnace is at a stage where repairs would be useless.

3. Yellow Pilot Light

This could be the result of a lack of oxygen flow, especially in the air intake valve. Other times, it’s symptomatic of a worn and old furnace. The pilot light should normally be blue with some yellow at the tip.

4. Abnormally Loud Noises

It’s natural for a furnace to rattle or chirp, but extremely loud rattling, banging, humming, etc., is not a good sign: The furnace may be on its way out.

5. Bad Indoor Air Quality

Wear and tear also lead to poor air filtration and circulation. It can lead to dirt entering your home and worsening your indoor air quality.

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If you need furnace work, trust Summit Heating & Cooling because we boast over 200 years of combined experience. We offer heating and cooling services not only for standard homes but also for modular homes in Kansas City. In addition, our technicians can install water heaters and provide indoor air quality testing. Give our office a call for an appointment.

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