Does your home feel unusually drafty? Have your heating bills gone up while you struggle to keep warm? If so, our expert technicians at Next Level Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can inspect your furnace and heating system to determine if it's time for a furnace replacement. We will quickly evaluate the problem and give you an honest assessment of the appropriate solution.
When It's Time To Say Goodbye
On average furnaces have a lifespan of about 15-20 years. If yours is close to that age, there are a few warning signs that it may be time to bid farewell to your heating system. These include the following:
Banging and clanging – These and other strange noises coming from your furnace are never a good sign. They could indicate mechanical failure.
Yellow pilot light – Your pilot light should be blue. A yellow light is a sign of incomplete combustion. This may, in turn, leak carbon monoxide. Get an immediate inspection.
Bills higher than normal – If your heating bill suddenly skyrockets, your furnace is running inefficiently and wasting your money.
Cold spots – Is your living room toasty but your bedroom cold? Your furnace is struggling to distribute heat evenly.
Frequent repairs – If you have your furnace repairman on speed dial because you call him more than once a year, it may be time for a heater replacement.
Rust or corrosion – Visible cracks, rust, or corrosion are clear signs that your unit is too old and is on the verge of complete failure.
What To Expect When Replacing Your Furnace
It may take up to a full day to install a new furnace, and with particularly difficult installations, a few hours on a second day may be required. There are some steps you can take to help the installation to go more smoothly. First, clear a large area around the furnace. Heating units are frequently in a basement or closet with other storage. Ensuring adequate space for the technicians to work gets the job off to a great start.
Second, clear the pathway the unit will have to take to get into your house. Is it coming up the front steps? Through a back door? Whatever the situation, create a wide berth free of furniture, rugs, and clutter for the workmen to transport the furnace inside.
You may get a new thermostat with your new furnace. Some new heating units require a particular thermostat to work properly. In any case, a heater replacement is the perfect opportunity to upgrade to a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats are energy-efficient and can help you reduce your heating bills.
Take Your Heating to the Next Level
At Next Level Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., we are proud of our outstanding service and quality work. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Because we only do residential work, we have the expertise and understanding to fix your furnace problems and provide professional furnace replacement.
For a warmer, more comfortable home in Santa Rosa or Marin, give us a call at 707-228-9921. Our experts will visit your home and provide an estimate right away.