Reasons to Consider a Furnace Replacement Before It Fails
If your furnace seems to be working fine, you may wonder why in the heck you’d want to replace it. However, furnaces break down at the most inopportune times, and that’s the last thing you want during a cold Spring Lake winter. Since there’s no guarantee how long your furnace will last, many experts recommend replacing it once it reaches a certain age, and here’s why that makes sense.
As mentioned, furnaces and HVAC systems seem to break down when you need them most. When temperatures dip below freezing, homeowners throughout SPring Lake push their systems to the limit to keep them warm. It’s usually then when older furnaces show their age and give up. Replacing your aging furnace in the spring ensures you have reliable heat through the long winter months ahead.
Just because your furnace works doesn’t’ mean it’s’ safe. Every time your furnace cycles, the heat exchanger gets hot and then cools off, which takes its toll and can lead to cracks. Cracks in the heat exchanger can lead to the furnace producing too much carbon monoxide, which can have negative health impacts if you’re exposed for too long.
Lastly, older furnaces cost more to repair because most are out of warranty. In many cases, repairing an old furnace is cost-prohibitive compared to installing a new one. If your furnace is over 15 years old and you have a few repairs under your belt, it’s better to consider replacing it now because those repairs are only going to become more frequent and expensive from here on out.
If you’re unsure when is the right time to replace your furnace, call one of our expert technicians for an inspection and recommendation.
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Signs Your Furnace May be Dying
Going without heat during a cold spell isn’t just uncomfortable; it can be dangerous, especially if you have vulnerable family members living at home. That’s why you must familiarize yourself with signs that your furnace is in trouble so you can call for help before it breaks down completely.
Here are the most common signs that you must call an HVAC contractor for help.
Furnaces make ambient noise when they run, which is expected. However, if it starts making a racket, like rattling, screeching, banging, or thumping, it means it’s in trouble.
Say your heater is running and the air is blowing out from the vents, but some rooms are warmer than others. If you’ve tried adjusting the thermostat with no luck and can’t determine the problem, call a furnace professional to find out why your system has lost capacity.
Short cycling is when your system gets stuck in a start/stop pattern, which increases wear and tear. A typical furnace runs for approximately 15-20 minutes before shutting down. So, if you notice that your system is starting and stopping without properly heating the house, call for repairs.
How Routine Heating Maintenance Benefits Your Home
We get calls every day to repair systems that are already completely broken down. For many homeowners, this could have been easily avoided with regular heater maintenance. Our heating maintenance services include a complete inspection of your system, minor repairs as needed, and general upkeep of replaceable parts, including air filters and more.
With regular maintenance, you can enjoy plenty of different perks, including:
- Extends the lifespan of your heater
- Provides greater energy efficiency and comfort
- Improves indoor air quality
- Reduces the likelihood of a sudden breakdown
At Lascko Services our goal is to keep your home in top shape. That’s why our maintenance services can be scheduled regularly, so you never have to worry about forgetting!
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Choose Lascko Services as Your Furnace Service Company
Since opening our doors in 1999, our goal has always been to help homeowners in and around our own homes. We’ve amassed a full-service list to help with all your heating needs. Whether you need heating installation, maintenance, or repairs, we’ve got your back with affordable pricing and a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every service call.
- Here’s what you can expect working with us:
- Flat-rate pricing
- Trustworthy technicians
- Personal attention
- Respectful interactions
- Latest technology
- Licensed and insured
- Easy scheduling