The winters are relatively mild in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, but that doesn’t mean a furnace in tip-top condition doesn’t reap a bevy of benefits. In an ideal world, your furnace would function forever, but even with our excellent furnace maintenance, every furnace has a finite lifespan. However, several telltale signs show you might want to upgrade or replace your furnace. If you notice high energy bills, poor performance, or any other heating problems, it’s probably time to consider a furnace replacement.
Your Energy Bills Are Ridiculous
High energy bills are one of the most visible signs you need a new furnace. If at all possible, retain a year’s worth of energy bills for fall and winter and compare them to what you’re paying now. Hopefully, it’s relatively even, but if you notice a spike, it’s time for some HVAC maintenance. When our technicians get into your system, we can ascertain whether you need a new system.
Another telltale sign that you may need a new furnace is when you have lackluster temperatures throughout the house. One room might feel like an inferno, while another is as cold as the outside. Even when you adjust the thermostat, you still lack the comfort you require.
While tuneups cure many of the side effects of an older furnace, you have to know when to say when. If we’re coming out to fix your furnace once, twice, or even three times a year, it’s not cost-effective to continue such practices. There’s a break-even point when it comes to furnaces, and numerous repairs mean your furnace is on its last leg.
A Yellow Flame
When your furnace is functioning properly, the pilot light to shine a bright blue. If it’s yellow, that’s a sign that it isn’t working correctly. Furthermore, it could mean that your furnace is emitting carbon monoxide fumes which put your family’s safety in jeopardy.
If you notice these symptoms, don’t hesitate to call Air Doctor Services, Inc. today at 843-305-8824. We’ll provide expert maintenance or a furnace installation that’s unparalleled to our competitors.