While furnaces last a long time, when they need to be replaced, there are signs that it is time to have Lamco Systems come in and perform a furnace installation. Here are 5 common signs that a furnace needs to be replaced:

High utility costs

If you find that heating your home is suddenly costing you a lot more money, it may be that your furnace is worn out. Replacing your furnace is not inexpensive, but it may save you utility costs in the long run.

Strange noises

If your furnace makes strange noises, such as rattling, popping, or banging, it may be a sign that it needs to be replaced. Older furnaces often begin to make odd noises when they are at the end of their lives.

Thermostat constantly needs adjusting

Are some of the rooms in your home are too cold, while some are too hot? If you have to adjust your thermostat several times throughout the day, your furnace is no longer capable of distributing heat the way it should.

The burner flame is yellow

When the burner flame is yellow as opposed to blue, it may indicate that your furnace is producing carbon monoxide. This is dangerous to you and your family, so you should leave your house and get the utility company to shut your gas off. You may need to replace your furnace in this case.

Your furnace is more than 15 years old

The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. If your furnace is more than 15 years old, you may need to upgrade to a newer furnace soon.

At Lamco Systems, we specialize in furnace installation, so when you need your furnace replaced, give us a call. With our experience and passion for HVAC, you won’t be disappointed.