Wisconsin Furnace Replacement Tips

How to Tell When You Need to Replace Your Furnace

Failed furnace heat exchangerHot Point Heating and Air Conditioning has years of experience providing furnace replacement services in Waukesha and surrounding areas. Our HVAC technicians know all of the problems home heating systems go through and what the best course of action should be.

Even the best heating systems need to be replaced. The typical lifespan of a furnace ranges from 16-20 years. As a good indicator, look to see if your current system has a pilot light. If it does, the furnace is most likely over 20 years old.

If your furnace is getting old, it is time to start shopping around. There are some telltale signs which can indicate your furnace is failing. Don’t wait until a crisis occurs and your home is without heat in 20 below weather.

Keep an eye out for these common warning signs to keep your home warm and safe with a proper heating system.

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Increased Energy Bills and Strange Noises

If you have noticed your gas or electricity bills are higher than normal, your old furnace could be to blame. As the heat system ages, it loses efficiency, especially without proper maintenance.

This loss of efficiency causes the heater to kick on more often and run for longer periods of time to produce the same amount of heat. If you notice your heater is running longer or blowing cooler air, it is most likely time to begin researching a new furnace for your home.

If you notice any odd noises such as banging, popping or rattling, your home could be haunted. However the most likely cause is your old furnace letting you know it’s time to find a replacement.

If the blower constantly runs, frequently turns on and off, or if odd noises are keeping you up at night, call our team of experienced Waukesha furnace repair specialists. We will come out to your home and evaluate the state of your current heater and determine if it can be repaired, or if a new heating system should be installed.

Poor Air Quality

An old furnace will no longer have the ability to properly clean and filter the air in your home. Winter months do cause notoriously dry air; however, if your family has noticeably dryer skin or itchy throats, your furnace could be the cause. Wilting indoor plants and excessive static shocks are also signs of a furnace which is no longer able to properly filter the air.

A more hazardous effect of an old furnace is the increased possibility of a cracked heat exchanger, which can cause highly dangerous carbon monoxide to leak into your home. If you or any member of your family begins to suffer from flu-like symptoms while home, such as nausea, headaches, disorientation or dizziness, air out your house and immediately call a professional.

Cracks in the heat exchanger can go undetected, making them especially dangerous. Routine maintenance of your furnace can help prevent or detect a cracked heat exchanger. Replacing an old, worn out furnace will help keep your home’s air clean and safe during winter.

Waukesha Furnace Replacement Experts are Here to Help

If your furnace is getting old and beginning to show signs of wear, don’t delay in contacting Hot Point Heating and Air Conditioning. We offer a wide variety of industry leading brands including many energy efficient models. From routine maintenance to complete furnace removal and installation, our team of HVAC experts will get the job done quickly and effectively.

Our experienced HVAC technicians also provide 24 hour furnace repair services in Waukesha and surrounding areas to ensure your home is comfortable all day and night.

Contact the Waukesha furnace installation experts at Hot Point Heating and Air Conditioning for fast, reliable service.