A furnace is a machine, so at some point, it is going to begin having issues. You want to pay attention to your furnace, so you know when it will need repaired. Here are four signs your furnace needs a repair.
Lifespan of Furnace 12-15 years
The typical lifespan of a furnace is twelve to fifteen years, but that is not a guarantee. If you wait too long to have your furnace checked out, it may suddenly stop working, which will put you in a sticky situation. It is advised that you have a professional assess your furnace around ten years of age to see how much lifespan it has left. This maintenance can also tell you if anything else is amiss with your furnace.
You’ve probably heard your furnace making a low humming noise. That is a normal sound that a properly functioning furnace makes. However, there are some noises you should be on the lookout for that indicate your furnace may have a problem. If you are hearing popping or squeaking, this is not normal, and you should get the furnace checked out.
Pilot Light Color Change
In a properly functioning furnace, the pilot light burns a blue color. If you notice that the light has changed to yellow or another color, it is indicative of a problem. Call out a professional to check it out.
Increase in Heating Bills
Have you noticed that it seems to be taking forever for your furnace to heat the house? Or perhaps it is not holding the room temperature where you have it set? This means something isn’t functioning correctly in the furnace. It is causing the furnace to work overtime, which will cause your heating bill to increase.