LICENSE # 28303

6 signs your furnace needs replaced

  1. How old is your furnace?

The average life expectancy of furnaces in homes today is between 16 and 20 years. If your furnace is close to this age or older, you should begin shopping. Don’t wait for an emergency . It’s wiser to replace a furnace as a planned home improvement rather than as a panic replacement when your furnace fails out in the middle of winter. By the way, if your furnace has a pilot light, it is almost certainly 25 years or older.



  1. Are your utility bills rising?
Furnaces often lose efficiency as they age, especially if they have not been properly maintained. Your utility bills rise because your furnace may run longer to provide the same amount of heat.


  1. Have you been repairing the furnace lately?

It doesn’t take long to spend a significant amount of money just to keep the old furnace running. Another downside to an older furnace: As it ages, it’s harder to find replacement parts, While you’re waiting for parts, your house could be getting more and more uncomfortable. We offer temporary heat while your furnace is down!



  1. Are you comfortable?

Are some rooms are too cold while others are too hot? Are you constantly adjusting the thermostat to get a good supply of heat? Your furnace may have lost its ability to properly distribute the air to keep you comfortable.



  1. Is your burner flame yellow instead of blue?

A yellow or flickering flame may be a sign that the furnace is creating poisonous carbon. Other possible signs of carbon monoxide:

  • Streaks of soot around the furnace;
  • Absence of an upward draft in your chimney;
  • Excess moisture found on windows, walls, or other cold surfaces;
  • Excessive rusting on flue pipes, other pipe connections, or appliance jacks;
  • A small amount of water leaking from the base of the chimney, vent, or flue pipe;
  • Rust can be seen on the vent pipe from the outside.
  1. Does your furnace make strange noises?

Aging furnaces often make some strange noises toward the end of their life such as; banging, popping, rattling, or squealing. You may also hear the furnace blower running excessively, turning off and on frequently, or blowing cold air sometimes. These six signs may mean your furnace needs to be replaced.