The autumn should urge you to schedule HVAC maintenance, ensuring your heater works efficiently this winter. However, sometimes maintenance and repairs can only go so far to saving your furnace. Here are some signs that indicate you need a new furnace installed in your Clear Springs, MD, home:
The System is Old
The average lifespan of a well-maintained furnace is 15-20 years. If you have an old system, its components have been well used over its existence, leading to inefficient operation and wear. If you’re not aware of your system’s age, find the model number in its manual guide and check its manufacture date online.
An old heater operates at low capacity, causing uneven heating, which will spike your energy use. Hire an HVAC professional to upgrade you to a newer heating system so that you can save on repair and energy costs.
You Schedule Frequent Furnace Repairs
When your heating system is operating at top condition, you can expect any damage or malfunction to appear once in a long while. However, if you’re constantly or frequently experiencing damage and defects in your system or its components, you most likely need a new furnace installed. Frequent repairs will prove costlier over time than an upgrade installation that will increase your heating efficiency.
The Presence of Yellow Flames
The color of the flames in a gas furnace is an often telltale sign of the state of your furnace in your home. The recommended color of the flame is blue.
However, yellow flames often show excess carbon monoxide production, which signifies a problem with the components involved. For safety reasons, when experiencing combustion-related problems, hire an HVAC professional to repair or replace the furnace.
Your heating system should always perform at peak condition for effective and cost-friendly results. Contact Hagerstown Heating & Cooling to upgrade you to have a new furnace installed.
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