4 Signs Your Furnace Needs RepairSeptember 15th, 2016
If you use a furnace to keep your home nice and toasty, it’s probably time to start looking at it to make sure it will work for you during the winter. Although it may still be warm outside, fall is upon us and the cold months will approach faster than you think. So, if you’d rather not be shivering under a blanket inside your freezing home when the weather changes, do yourself a favor and make sure your furnace is working properly.
At Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc., along with our other services, we provide furnace and heater repair in Philadelphia, PA and the surrounding areas for when you need it. Here are four signs that your furnace needs repair:
1. It’s getting up there in age – You might be asking “how old is an old furnace?” You can determine that by comparing it to the average lifespan of furnaces across the country, which is between 15 and 20 years. If your furnace is approaching that age, you should start thinking about replacing it.
2. It’s making some strange noises – If you’ve been hearing strange noises lately, don’t worry, your house isn’t haunted (hopefully), it’s most likely your furnace. Furnaces start making funny noises as they get older including rattling, banging or even squealing sounds. If it is, your furnace may need to be repaired or replaced.
3. The thermostat doesn’t seem to be working – If you keep adjusting the thermostat and it doesn’t seem to be doing anything, it’s probably because your furnace needs repair. Are some rooms too hot while others are too cold? Consider getting your furnace looked at.
4. The electric bills are going up – Although the prices may be rising for heating and electric bills, your furnace could also be contributing to that increase in price. When furnaces get older, they usually have to run longer to warm up the house because they lose their efficiency.
If your furnace hasn’t seen a technician in the last two years, now is the time! At Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. we provide furnace repair in Philadelphia, PA, and other local areas, to help make sure your winter is a warm one. To learn more about our heating services, contact us at 215-240-8610.