Though Orlando winters are fairly mild, you don’t want to be dealing with furnace replacement or repair when the temperature drops. Why not make sure your heating system is in working order right now so you don’t get left out in the cold? Here are the top five signs that it’s time to replace or repair your furnace:
Consistency – A properly functioning heating system (which includes the ductwork) should keep your home about the same temperature throughout every room. Before calling an HVAC professional, check to make sure all the supply registers are open and not blocked by furniture, carpeting or drapes. Partially or completely closed vents could account for poor heat distribution.
Furnace Age – It’s rare for a heating system to last longer than 15-20 years. If your equipment is in this range or older, it’s likely time to shop for a replacement. You’ll not only benefit from a smoothly operating furnace, but your energy bills will decline markedly as well.
Strange Noises – Strange noises such as banging, rattling, or popping may signal that an older furnace is on its last leg. A trusted HVAC technician can get to the bottom of the problem, and let you know whether repairs are practical.
Condensation – Noticing a lot of condensation on your windows? This could mean that exhaust from your heating system is coming back into your home instead of being released outside. You may be able to address this issue by reducing sources of moisture and increasing ventilation in your home. If these steps don’t work, call an HVAC professional.
High Bills – As your heating system ages, it may become less efficient at turning fuel into heat. If your heating bills are increasing with your older furnace, and it’s running for longer periods, you probably need a one.
Deciding whether or not to repair or replace your heating system can be challenging. Our professionals at Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions have been proudly serving Orlando area homeowners since 1969. Contact us at Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions today to guide you through the process.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about furnaces and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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