Here are the signs your furnace is about to go out for good

Nothing lasts forever. Eventually, the combination of age, wear, and breakdowns will get to every home’s furnace. No one likes to be taken by surprise when it comes to a dead furnace, so, in this blog, we’ll be reviewing some of the signs your furnace is on it’s way out.

Here at Reimer, we offer both furnace repair and furnace replacement services. Whether you have an older furnace you need us to look at, or you think it’s time to replace your current system, give us a call.

A Reimer technician installs a new furnace in Buffalo, NY.5 signs your furnace is about to die for good

#1. You’re seeing higher energy bills than usual

Barring some other external cause (such as keeping your home dramatically warmer than in prior years, or a utility rate hike in your community), higher-than-usual energy bills during the winter are a sure sign that something is wrong with your heating system. However, here’s the thing: furnaces get more inefficient as they age, meaning that your current bills could be the new normal for you and your family.

We recommend that you start by giving us a call to have one of our techs out to your home to inspect your system. We’ll want to start by ruling out that the drastic change in energy-efficiency hasn’t been caused by the system needing to be repaired.

This is just another reason why it’s important to keep track of your energy usage. If this rise in energy bills is consistent or continues after repairs, it could be a sign that your furnace is on its last legs.

#2. You’re constantly needing repairs

Maintenance is important to keep your furnace at its best, but multiple repairs in a short time can mean your furnace won’t last much longer. This is especially true if you find yourself getting the same repairs over-and-over, season-after-season.

Like any mechanical device (including your car), your furnace consists of mechanical parts that incur a great deal of wear-and-tear over time. However, unlike your car, your furnace is often keeping your home warm in the Buffalo winter by running 24/7 for months at a time. That’s a lot of furnace mileage that gets added up to increased chances of breakdowns as the system ages.

#3. Intense noises are being generated by the system

It’s normal for home appliances—including your furnace—to make some noise when they run. However, you should be concerned if your furnace is significantly louder than it once was, or if you hear any of the following:

  • Rattling
  • Abnormally loud humming
  • Popping

These sounds go beyond those generated by normal operation, and could be a sign your furnace is done for. At the very least, you should call Reimer for emergency heating repair.

#4. Your home is being unevenly heated

You may notice that certain areas of your house are colder than others, which can be caused by poor furnace performance. You may also find yourself constantly adjusting the thermostat to achieve the perfect medium between extremes.

When it’s time for an upgrade, call the experts at Reimer!

Reimer Home Services can install a new furnace to see you through the cold this winter. By replacing your run-down furnace, you can see higher energy efficiency, which means a lower cost to keep your home comfortable. For more information on our products and services or to get a quote, call us.

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