There are several high-cost items that you just don’t look forward to replacing. It can be fun to look for a new car, but what about a having to replace your roof? Even if you know it’s going to look better, it still seems like a lot of money. It hurts worse when you don’t have a choice, right? Unfortunately, your appliances will go out. Whether it’s a washing machine, a dishwasher, or a refrigerator, if it goes out, you’ll need to get out and buy a new one in a hurry. But at least with those appliances, you can get by for a while without. But when you live in Colorado and it’s the middle of winter, if your furnace goes out, you could be in some trouble. You can’t wait too long for a replacement. It’s a smart idea to think ahead and know the warning signs so that you aren’t caught in a snowstorm with no heat!
Signs You Might Need A New Furnace
Has your furnace needed lots of repair work lately? Is it starting to nickel and dime you to death? The older your furnace gets, the more repairs it’s going to need. That’s a good indication that you should be looking at new furnaces. The average life of a furnace is between 15 and 20 years, so if your furnace is closing in on that age, you will want to start calling to get estimates on installation. That’s where Chimney Doctors of Colorado can help! We’d love to come in and help you find just the perfect furnace for your home and then do the installation for you as well.
Another sign that your furnace might be on its last legs is the noises it makes. If it is making some strange rattling, banging, or popping noises, it could be trying to tell you it’s not going to last much longer. If the blower turns on and off more often than necessary you’ll want to start shopping.
Your checkbook might carry a clue that your furnace is not working like it should, either. Your energy bill should be pretty stable if
- you’ve been taking care of your furnace,
- the air ducts are properly sealed.
If you notice that you have a dramatic increase in your heating bill, it’s a really good warning sign that you need a new furnace. Also, if you find that it’s more and more difficult to find any type of consistency in heating between the different rooms in your house, it probably means that your current furnace isn’t able to keep up.
Who’re You Going To Call?
If you’re worried about needing a new furnace, make your first call to Chimney Doctors of Colorado. We look forward to fixing your heating issues and seeing you warm in the middle of a Colorado winter!