5 Signs You Need a Furnace Replacement

November 21, 2019

If the gas, oil, or electric furnace in your home needs a replacement soon, you’ll probably know it through several signs. Below are just five of the most common, and while each of them on its own may not point to an irreversible problem, a combination of two or three of them most likely will.

1. An Aged Furnace

Furnaces in most homes can last up to 20 years, assuming that they are regularly maintained. If your furnace is nearing the end of its lifespan, then you’ll want to prepare for a replacement. At Sutton Brothers Repair & Service, we can install new furnaces anywhere in Kernersville, NC. We’re an authorized dealer of Carrier and Lennox products.

2. Inefficient Heating

Perhaps you’ve noticed that some rooms are colder than others. Perhaps the furnace is taking longer than usual to reach the temperature you’ve set. When inefficient heating goes hand in hand with rising energy bills, then you know that the furnace is malfunctioning and may need replacing.

3. Yellow or Amber Pilot Light

The pilot light should be blue with a little yellow at the tip, but an entirely yellow or amber light denotes a lack of oxygen. There may be dirt build-up somewhere, for instance in the air intake valve, or it may be more serious. This should be checked out by a professional technician soon.

4. Unusually Loud Noises

Wear and tear to a furnace will result in it making unusually loud noises like banging, rattling, and humming. Have a professional diagnose the issue and determine if repairs or replacement are more cost-effective.

5. Poor Indoor Air Quality

Aging units will have a harder time filtering and circulating air, thus putting more pollutants into the air. You may suffer from poor indoor air quality even if you don’t suffer from asthma or allergies.

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Sutton Brothers Repair & Service is ready to repair, maintain, or replace your furnace or air conditioner in Kernersville. We also take on residents’ plumbing needs, repairing and installing water heaters, water filtration systems, and bathroom fixtures. Call us to find out how we can help you with your heating needs, and more.

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