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Has the Time Come to Replace Your Gas Furnace? 4 Ways to Tell

Posted on: January 25, 2016

No heating system can last forever, no matter how well its owner maintains it and follows up any problems with prompt repairs. If you have a gas furnace providing your house with winter warmth, you will one day need to call professionals to replace it.

Aside from the system suffering from a catastrophic break down that will cost too much to remedy, how can you tell that a gas furnace needs to retire? Below we’ve put together a list of 4 signs to call our heating professionals to arrange for a new gas furnace installation:

ONE: Corrosion

Even though a furnace doesn’t use water to run, it can still suffer from corrosion. The interaction of combustion gas with the metal of a furnace can create the chemical reaction that leads to corrosion. This usually occurs late in the system’s service life, and can indicate issues with a cracked heat exchanger that may make furnace unsafe. So if you notice rust anywhere on your gas furnace, give our replacement team a call.

TWO: Numerous repairs each year

You shouldn’t need to schedule repairs for a furnace more than once a year. When the frequency goes higher—or any single repair bill would cost half the price of a replacement—then you should replace the furnace instead of continuing with repairs.

THREE: Loud operation

An odd sound occasionally coming from the furnace when it runs often means it needs a repair job. When the furnace makes a racket all the time, it usually means age has worn it down too much.

FOUR: Rising heating bills

When a furnace reaches the end of its service life, it will cost more to run as its parts deteriorate. If your furnace has passed its manufacturer’s life expectancy and your heating bills have started to climb, call for a technician to look over the system and help you decide if you should replace it.

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