Professional furnace repairs can often boost the performance of your heating system while delaying the need for a replacement. However, there are times when repairs just won’t cut it and a furnace replacement becomes necessary. If your furnace exhibits any of the following warning signs, contact a certified HVAC technician in Georgetown right away to schedule a replacement.
1. Rust and Cracks
Over time, furnaces deteriorate from exposure to moisture in the air, and their metal parts can fracture from heat stress and age-related wear. Rust or cracks in a furnace are major warning signs to replace the unit. Rust weakens metal, which ultimately causes problems like structural collapse or gas leakage, both of which can skyrocket your energy bills and put you and your family in extreme danger.
2. Old Age
A furnace will usually last between 15 and 20 years. As they get older, though, they lose efficiency and reliability. Both of these issues have a negative impact on your home’s indoor comfort as well as your heating expenses. If your furnace is older than 15 years, an investment in a modern, more energy-efficient unit can lead to major savings on your heating bills and also help prevent expensive breakdowns.
3. Yellow Flame
In homes with a gas furnace, the flame on the unit should always be blue. If it’s yellow, this indicates an issue with the unit’s combustion process. More so, it means the furnace is likely producing carbon monoxide. This is why it’s so important to install carbon monoxide detectors in homes that use a gas furnace for heating. If your furnace’s flame is yellow and you’ve already had a technician try to fix it, it’s best to turn the unit off and replace it.
With so many different types of furnaces to choose from, it’s always helpful to lean on advice from a professional HVAC technician. In addition to furnace replacements, Titan Heating & Air also offers AC installation and repair, along with air quality improvement. Give us a call today to have a technician inspect your furnace to determine whether to replace your heating system.