The Greater Houston area does not get all that cold, but there are times a furnace is necessary. Fortunately, there are several signs homeowners can look for before calling the experts. That said, it may still be challenging to identify if a replacement is needed. If you are genuinely unsure if your furnace has kicked the bucket, then get in touch with Houston Admiral.
Our team is comprised of friendly and professional technicians. You can schedule a time for a technician to meet you at your home and they will examine your furnace. In some cases, it may just need a good cleaning, while others require a complete replacement. However, before calling us, use the following hints to help determine the fate of your furnace.
Watch for These Signs
Firstly, check the age of your furnace. Most homeowners begin living in a home that already had an operating furnace. So, you may not be aware of the age of the unit. Check that first. Gas furnaces last between 10 and 20 years. On the other hand, electric furnaces last between 20 and 30 years. If your furnace is above either of these expected lifespans then it may be time for a replacement.
Secondly, the efficiency of the unit is a great sign to observe. Has your gas or electric bill gone up in the past month or two? Your furnace may be working overtime to heat the house. Subsequently, you may experience unevenly heated rooms. These are both signs of your furnace coming to an end.
Another way to tell if your furnace is dying is to examine the unit itself. Is it making a buzzing noise? Does it rattle or hum unevenly? Gas furnaces are loud and may naturally cause these sounds, so it may be difficult to spot these issues. Nonetheless, homeowners may also examine the body of the unit. Check for cracks or rust on the unit. These damages could shave years off the furnace’s life.
Finally, if you are having to constantly repair your furnace, then it may be more cost-efficient to replace the unit completely. If you are constantly calling Houston Admiral to repair the unit, then a technician would recommend replacing the unit. We can help you install the unit, whether it be gas or electric.
Let Houston Admiral Replace Your Furnace
Houston Admiral will replace your furnace professionally and efficiently. We understand how intrusive a furnace installation can be. So, we will do it ask quickly and professionally as possible. Give our team a call today at (281) 876-940o. You should also visit our residential heating and cooling services page for additional information on what else we can do for you.