As the weather starts to cool down, you might find yourself turning up the heat a little more often. And while your furnace may have served you well thus far, it might be time for an upgrade. Here are some signs that indicate you need a new furnace:

Furnace has been running for 15-20 years.

Generally, furnaces are designed to last around 15-20 years, and if your furnace is within this range, it may be time to invest in a new one. Furnaces become less efficient over time due to wear and tear, so depending on the age of your furnace, it may be time to upgrade.

Strange noises coming from the furnace.

If you hear loud banging, clanging, or any other strange noises coming from the furnace, it could be a sign that your system is not working as it should. Furnaces are built to operate quietly and efficiently, so noises may indicate an issue with the motor or maybe some components need replacing. In case you notice any strange noise, it is highly recommended to contact a professional HVAC company for a thorough inspection and repair.

Furnace cycles on and off frequently.

Every furnace has a limited lifespan and this type of cycling can indicate that it is approaching the end of its life. Furnace cycling on and off frequently is an indication that your furnace is struggling to keep up with demand and may be unable to maintain a consistent temperature in your house. If you notice this type of issue it could be time to start considering replacing your furnace.

Furnace is not keeping your home warm.

It may happen that your furnace is not keeping your house warm or at a steady temperature even after running for a while, if this happens you may need to invest in replacing it. You may also check the filters but if it appears to be clean, it is a sign that the furnace is nearing the end of its life span and needs to be replaced.

Furnace has difficulty starting up.

Furnaces should start up quickly, so if you are noticing that it’s taking a long time for your furnace to kick on, there might be an issue with the ignition system or motor. HVAC technicians can help diagnose and repair these issues, but in some cases replacing the entire unit may be necessary.

Furnace is letting off strange smells.

Furnaces shouldn’t emit any strange odors while they are running. They can also cause different smells in your house, such as a burning or electrical smell. In case you are experiencing any kind of odd smell, it may be time to call a professional and check the unit for potential problems.

Furnace is becoming increasingly inefficient.

If your monthly energy bills seem to be increasing regularly and your furnace isn’t as efficient as it used to be, it could be a sign that the unit needs to be replaced. Furnaces that are more than ten years old should be inspected for any signs of decreased efficiency.

Furnace is blowing cold air.

Cold air coming from your furnace is a sign that is not working properly. Furnaces can stop blowing hot air for various reasons, such as lack of maintenance or age. But, if the cold air persists after troubleshooting then you should strongly consider replacing your furnace.

Furnace is short-cycling.

Furnace short-cycling is when your furnace turns on and off repeatedly in a short period of time. So, if your furnace is turning on and off at frequent intervals, it could indicate there is an issue with the system and you should get it checked out by a professional.

Furnace repair costs are increasing.

If you have noticed that your repair costs for your furnace are increasing, it may be time to invest in a new unit. Not only will this save you money in repair expenses over time, but it can also help keep your house comfortable and energy-efficient.

If any of these signs sound familiar, then it’s probably time to start shopping for a new furnace. But don’t worry – at The Bee Heat & AC, we can help you find the perfect replacement for your house. Give us a call today!