If you’re from Texas like us, a heater is probably the last thing on your mind for most of the year. However, when it gets chilly outside, that unit becomes your best friend. Whether you use your heater a lot or a little, it will eventually need to be replaced.
At E+M Emergency Air Conditioning, we specialize in all things HVAC. After years of heater replacement experience, we know a thing or two about a typical system’s lifespan. Here are a few signs to look out for if you suspect your furnace is giving out.
1. High Energy Bills
When it comes to your HVAC system, unusually high energy bills are never a good sign. Although a high bill is typically a sign that your air filter needs to be replaced, it could also signal the end of your heater’s life. If you notice high bills in combination with other factors, replacing your heater could be the best option to prevent wasting money long-term.
2. Old Age
A heating system isn’t built to last forever. In reality, your furnace should last anywhere from 15 to 30 years. If you suspect your unit is broken, checking the age can signal whether repairs or replacement will be the best option.
If your heater is younger than 15 years old, repairs may sustain the unit for many years to come. However, the older your furnace gets, the more repairs you will have to schedule. After a while, this may end up wasting more money than it would cost to replace the whole unit.
3. Dry, Dusty Home
Your heater shouldn’t be making your home dry and dusty. However, as the unit ages, it may lose the ability to control the humidity and filter the air that will travel throughout your home. Although a simple duct cleaning or air filter replacement may do the trick, you may need to replace the entire unit if it’s getting old.
4. Feeling Ill
Believe it or not, your furnace can actually make you feel sick. If the heat exchanger becomes cracked, it could leak carbon monoxide into your home. Over time, this can lead to many unpleasant health symptoms, including:
Carbon monoxide poisoning is serious and can lead to death, so it’s important to contact a healthcare professional if you’re experiencing these symptoms. And remember to reach out to our HVAC team to schedule your heating system services.
5. Uncomfortable Home
If your furnace never seems to warm your home to the proper temperature, it could be time to replace it. Older units become less effective over time, which can lead to the inability to heat your home to the temperature on the thermostat. In order to keep your home cozy, you might need to replace your furnace altogether.
Schedule Your Buda Heater Installation Today!
Not every furnace problem means you’ll need to schedule a heater replacement. However, our team at E+M Emergency Air Conditioning can help you find a solution. With a thorough inspection, we’ll come up with a plan of action that will help you restore the comfort of your home.
Even though we only use our heaters for a few months here in Buda, they are essential to keep our homes warm in the winter months. If you need professional furnace installation, don’t hesitate to contact us today!