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Four Key Signs for Replacing Old Heating Systems

One of the biggest questions in the HVAC industry is ‘how do I know when it’s time to replace my furnace or heating system?’ Homeowners are often left with the choice of whether it’s more cost-effective to repair their heating system or have it replaced.

There are many factors that lead to the answer to that question, however, we’d like to provide some tips to help you decide when it is the right time to replace your heating. When it comes time to have yours replaced, schedule service with the professionals at Ponderosa Heating & Cooling.

Your Furnace is 15+ Years Old

How long does a furnace last? There are many determining factors that play into your furnace’s life expectancy. On average, a furnace’s lifespan can last between 15 to 30 years. The best way to lengthen the lifespan of an older furnace is to schedule regular furnace maintenance with professional heating technicians.

If the furnace in your home is approaching 15 to 20 years of operating age, then it’s recommended to have it serviced regularly and to begin considering changing heating systems.

Unusual Noises or Odd Smells

There are various noises that would indicate your heating system needs repairs or possible replacement. Common noises include:

  • Popping
  • Humming
  • Rattling
  • Clicking
  • Screeching
  • Loud Booms

Along with the different noises that would indicate necessary repairs, there are odors that may emanate from your system that can be worrisome. Those odors include metallic smells, rotten eggs, mold, and burning smells.

If you experience any of these sounds or smells, call Ponderosa Heating & Cooling immediately.

High Utility Bills

If you see a steady increase in your monthly heating bills, this could be a sign of inefficiencies in your heater. High heating bills occur when your heater is working harder than usual to warm the temperature in your home. Call the professionals at Ponderosa for a consultation to check for these issues.

Short Cycling

When your heating system turns on and off for short periods of time, this is called short cycling. This is often caused by the heat exchanger becoming overheated, which will cause the system to shut down.

If this is happening to your heating system, it is a sign of a serious problem and needs to be addressed by a professional ASAP.

Trust the Furnace Replacement Professionals at Ponderosa

Heat is a necessity in life. The professional technicians at Ponderosa take pride in keeping you comfortable in your home. If you are experiencing any of these issues with your heating system, contact us 24/7. We’ll work with you to provide the safest and healthiest environment possible.

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