Bloomington gets chilly during the winter. The last thing homeowners want to worry about when temperatures drop is a heater that doesn’t work, especially when all they need is a warm and inviting atmosphere at home. Before it’s too late, you should be on the lookout for these five warning signs that your furnace needs to be repaired or replaced.
At Bloomington Heating & Air, our HVAC technicians are familiar with all types of heating systems, old and new, and can provide quick, efficient service when you need it. If you notice any of the following signs of a dying furnace, contact us right away to schedule heating repair services or to learn more about all of our heating and furnace services.
If your heater is over ten years old, it might be time to think about having a new furnace installed in your home. A heating unit isn’t designed to last forever; the average lifespan of a furnace is 10-15 years old, though this can vary depending on how often it’s used and how often it’s been repaired. If you keep using an old furnace, it could lead to bigger damages down the road.
If you hear strange noises coming from your furnace, including banging, scraping, squeaking, rattling, it’s time to bring in the HVAC professionals. Any loud noise coming from your furnace is a sign of something amiss in the system. Contact us immediately if you hear odd noises from your heater; we can help you right away to get to the root of the noise and repair it.
If you’ve noticed a buildup of dust, dirt, or soot particles in the air of your home while your furnace is running, your heater might be to blame. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is a health hazard to you and your family, so it’s crucial to replace the broken heater as soon as possible. Symptoms of poor IAQ include coughing, wheezing, sneezing, or feeling generally fatigued.
Heater repairs here and there are nothing to be concerned about; however, if you are calling on HVAC technicians to come out and repair your heating system multiple times a year, it might be time to consider investing in a new furnace. In the long run, you’ll save more money by buying a brand-new heater than pouring money into an outdated one.
Weird Run Times
Have you noticed your heater running at times when it shouldn’t? Is it running in irregular cycles? If so, that's a sign your heating system is not running efficiently and is due for an upgrade immediately. Luckily, our team is available whenever you need us for emergency heating repairs and services. Get in touch with us right away so we can get your heating back up and running.