Does Your Furnace Scare You? Here are 5 Signs You Need a New Heating System.
October is the time to celebrate the spooky, weird and mysterious as Halloween fast approaches.
But, if the scariest things you face this season are high utility bills or weird sounds coming from your heating system, it may be time to get a new one.
Your Detroit-area heating experts at C & C Heating & Air Conditioning know that furnaces, boilers and heat pumps don’t last forever. Here is a list of five common issues that signal that you may need to invest in a heating system replacement.
1. Higher utility bills
If your electric bill has soared since temperatures have dipped, you may need a new heater. Similarly, if your natural gas bill is creeping upward, it might be time to replace your gas-powered furnace.
2. Banging noises
You may start hearing banging noises from your furnace, boiler or HVAC system. No, this isn’t a ghost in your unit. More than likely, it’s the sound of your heating system nearing the end of its lifecycle.
3. Short cycling problems
If your heating system comes on but doesn’t stay on, it could be a sign your system is failing. Short cycling is caused by a number of issues that can be attributed to an aging or faulty heater.
4. Your family stays sick
When a heating system has a crack in the exchanger, it can leak carbon monoxide into your home. Inhaling this gas can make you and your family feel very sick and, in extreme cases, can cause death. A cracked heating exchanger usually happens late in a furnace’s lifespan, so it could be time to replace it.
5. The system needs frequent repairs
Once your heating system is between 10 and 15 years old, it will often start needing frequent repairs. Older systems are also less efficient than their newer counterparts, so replacing your aging system will save you money on repair bills and energy costs.
If any of these issues sound familiar, it may be time to call in the professionals. Since 1948, C & C has repaired and replaced heating systems in the Detroit area. Our highly trained and experienced technicians are ready to help you decide on the heating system that is best for you and your home.