When you think of frigid winter temperatures in the US, Denver, CO is likely near the top of most people’s lists. There’s no question it gets plenty cold, and there’s no question that if your furnace stops working in the middle of a cold winters’ night, you’re in trouble. Every furnace has a life cycle, and if it is going to break down it’s most likely to happen during its hardest output. When you have access to a high-quality furnace installer like Time Plumbing, Heating & Electric Inc., you won’t have to worry about long service interruptions.
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Signs It’s Time for a New Furnace
It’s no secret that having your furnace replaced is a major investment, but it’s one that is necessary when your current heating system gets older and starts breaking down. Typically after about a decade, when repairs begin mounting and the added expense can no longer be justified, an upgrade is probably the way to go. When you get a new furnace installed, it will be more efficient than your current model, and you’ll end up saving money.
Symptoms of a Failing Furnace
A broken furnace can make for a very uncomfortable home. However, you don’t have to wait until you’re freezing on a cold winter’s night to call your HVAC technician for a repair or replacement. Here are a few signs to diagnose a system that is long past due for a replacement.
If you notice an abnormal amount of dust coming from your furnace vents, this may be an indication that the unit is unable to clean the air. Start by changing the filters and if the problem persists, call a technician.
Your furnace will typically last between 10 and 20 years. Check your unit’s age by the serial number on its label and if it’s seen better days, prepare for it to break down anytime soon.
Yellow pilot light
If you have a natural gas furnace, check the pilot light on the front panel of your unit. A yellow light could be a sign that it’s leaking carbon monoxide from the heat exchangers. If you notice this problem, contact a technician immediately.
A furnace that’s blowing cold air could be having a number of problems. For example, a blower fan malfunctioning can leave cold spots in the house. Either way, cold air is a huge warning that your unit is probably due for a replacement.
Increased heating bills
Take note of your heating bills, and if they’ve increased dramatically, it could be a sign that your system is on its last leg and that it needs to be replaced.
Saving Money with DIY Installation
Many homeowners want to save the installation fees when they need a new home heating system, but trying the DIY approach will only cause you more trouble and expense. Unless you have extensive experience installing brand new systems tailored to your home, have intimate knowledge of local building codes and bylaws and have all the necessary tools to get the job done right, you should leave your furnace installation to the professionals. Most of the time, trying to save some money with DIY installation will only end up costing more when a professional has to come in and fix your mistakes.
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Choosing the Right Service Provider
When looking for the best local home comfort service, think local, experienced and reputable. A local service provider will give you peace of mind because you’ll always have access; an experienced service provider will ensure the job is done right and an installer with a great reputation will let you know they have done it right many times before. In the end, you’ll have an efficient new furnace, safely installed that will give you dependable service for years.