When to Replace Your Furnace - Resnick Energy

When to Replace Your Furnace

We can help you determine whether or not your heating system needs a replacement!

A furnace replacement can come as a surprise. On average, furnaces last around 15-20 years after installation. Routine maintenance on your system can also prolong its lifespan. Although maintenance can extend your furnace’s longevity, we recommend replacing your furnace when it hits the 15-year mark. Do you think it’s time to replace your system? If you’ve noticed the signs below, it may be time to replace your furnace.
1. Loud Noises
If your furnace is producing loud noises during normal operation, it may be an indication there’s something wrong. Some common furnace noises you may hear are rattling, screeching, popping, humming, or booming. These different sounds can be caused by various issues like temperature fluctuations, loose ducts, a damaged motor or flame sensor, or a gas emission issue. If this occurs, we recommend calling a professional to take a look at your furnace.

2. Soot Buildup
If you notice soot building up in the furnace register, it could be a sign you’ll need a replacement. A register is what regulates the airflow from your furnace to your home. Soot buildup in the register can be a sign that your furnace is producing excess carbon dioxide. This is often accompanied by low moisture and dust in the air of your home.

3. Temperature Fluctuations
When a furnace is near the end of its lifespan, it may be more difficult to distribute heat evenly throughout the home. You will start to notice a drastic change in temperatures throughout different rooms in your home. If you experience this, it may be time for a replacement.

4. High Energy Bill
If you start receiving higher energy bills, it could be a sign that your furnace is working harder than normal. This is a common sign when a furnace requires a replacement.

Are you interested in learning more about Resnick Energy’s heating oil services or speaking to one of our professionals? Visit resnickenergyny.com or call 845-513-3517 today!