Five Signs You’re Due For a Furnace Replacement
  • October 24, 2018
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Five Signs You’re Due For a Furnace Replacement

Winter is the time of year that puts a strain on your heating system. If your furnace can’t heat your home throughout the winter, it’s time to replace it now. Most homes and apartments have a central heating system to generate heat and ensure the comfort of the occupants. A heating system can consist of a furnace or a heat pump to transfer heat by conduction, convection, or radiation. Don’t wait for it to break down in the middle of the coldest months and you are stuck in a cold house. It might be time to hire a skilled HVAC technician from Jon Wayne Heating & Air to help you with your furnace needs. Here are five common signs you’re due for a furnace replacement and some basic information about the heating systems we offer at Jon Wayne Heating & Air.Five Signs You're Due For a Furnace Replacement

  1. Age

How old is your furnace? Is it more than 15-years old? If so, it’s time for a furnace replacement. They are made to last 15-years and if they last longer, they start to develop problems and will no longer be cost-efficient to keep them running. Stop wasting money and replace your furnace before it’s too late. Jon Wayne Heating & Air offers a wide variety of heating systems to keep your home warm and cozy. There are three different types of furnaces available ranging from energy-efficient electric heating pumps to electric or gas furnaces. If you need to choose the ideal heating system for your home, a skilled HVAC technician will be able to help you do just that.

  1. Repairs

At some point, all furnaces will need repairs. Older furnaces are far more likely to have parts fail. Most furnaces will incur the most repairs in the last two years of its life. If you find you are repairing your furnace every few months, rather than every few years, this is a sign you’re due for a furnace replacement.

  1. Cost

A spike in your heating bill from the past few years may mean your furnace is at the end of its life. Internal parts wear over time which can lead to an increase in your heating bill. Instead of wasting money on your higher heating bill, save that money and put it towards a new furnace. You might want to consider purchasing an energy-efficient unit which uses less fuel and reduces your heating bills and environmental footprint. Sign up for our Jon Wayne Discount Club Membership and you’ll receive 10% discount on repairs and replacements, priority service (you’ll be at the front of the line), and also you get an additional 1% discount per year for renewals.

  1. Strange Sounds

Do you hear a rattling coming from your furnace? Or popping or banging sounds? Older furnaces make noises towards the end of their life. Is the blower blowing cold air and turning on and off frequently? These are signs the furnace needs replacement by a professional heating company.

  1. Wrong Burner Flame Color

Is your furnace flame yellow? This could be dangerous as your furnace could be producing carbon monoxide. It’s extremely dangerous if you breathe it in and could be fatal. Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, and tasteless and can be detected with the help of a carbon monoxide detector. If your furnace is showing signs of producing carbon monoxide and your detector is going off, leave your home immediately and call your utility company, they will need to turn off your gas. Jon Wayne Heating & Air is there to help fix your furnace if you are experiencing an issue. With repairs, emergency services, or installation of a new furnace,  Jon Wayne Heating & Air is always there to keep your home safe and carbon monoxide free.

There are many signs to look for when deciding if you need a furnace replacement. There are many different furnace options to choose from and if you are finding it’s time for a furnace replacement, call us today at (417) 831-9500. Don’t wait until your house is too cold to replace the furnace.


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  • Avatar for Lyla Peterson
    Lyla Peterson
    November 4, 2019, 3:33 pm REPLY

    It’s good to know that furnaces only last about 15 years. The furnace in my house is coming up on its 15-year mark in January, so I have been thinking about replacing it. It sounds like this may be advisable in order to avoid breakdowns during the upcoming winter weather.

  • Avatar for Lloyd Bronson
    Lloyd Bronson
    November 4, 2019, 6:47 pm REPLY

    I’m thankful that you mentioned in your article that it is important to consider replacing a furnace if one’s heating bill for the past few years has been higher than usual. My spouse and I have noticed that our house struggles to retain heat in the colder winter season. I’ll look into contacting a professional to aid me in my time of need.

  • Avatar for Taylor Wright
    Taylor Wright
    November 26, 2019, 8:40 pm REPLY

    I found it interesting when you said if your heating bill is higher than usual, then it might be a sign the furnace needs to be repaired. Over the past year, my wife and I noticed that our house takes a long time to get warm during the winter. We’ll have to have a professional look at it and see if it should be replaced.

  • Avatar for Tyler Johnson
    Tyler Johnson
    December 5, 2019, 7:04 pm REPLY

    I’m glad that you mentioned that as a furnace gets older that it will start to make noises. I would think that would be a good sign that its time to look for a replacement. I’ll keep an ear out for that, so I know when I need to shop for a replacement.

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