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4 Not-So-Obvious Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace

How to Tell If You Need a New Furnace

Winter is coming. That means cooler temperatures will be here to stay before you know it and if your furnace isn’t ready for a full season, you could be in for a rude awakening. While some signs are quite blatant, there are lots of things that could be going wrong inside your furnace the average homeowner would never even notice.

  1. Your furnace has been around for more than a decade. It may not show signs of wear and tear, but furnaces aren’t made to last forever and most of them only have a 10-15 year lifespan. After that, things inside begin to wear out and the equipment doesn’t work as efficiently as it once did.

  2. Your family is noticing extra dry skin and static shock. Back in the day it was common for home heating systems to strip the air of moisture. Today’s systems however, work to add moisture back into the air to prevent symptoms of dry skin and to eliminate static shock.

  3. You’ve been noticing steady spikes in repair costs. As heating systems get older, they tend to require more frequent maintenance and a lack thereof usually leads to more frequent repairs. If you find yourself constantly dishing out cash for repairs, it’s probably a good idea to replace your heating equipment.

  4. You’re noticing different rooms of the house are different temperatures. Uneven heating is a common result of a furnace approaching the end of its lifespan. If you notice is colder in some rooms and warmer in others, it means your heating system losing its ability to distribute heat evenly, and it will only get worse.

If you are looking for a new heating system for your Twin Cities – St. Paul area home, then trust the experts at Hero Plumbing, Heating & Cooling with a 100+ year proven track record. Call us today at (612) 324-1004 to find out how we can help!

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