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When is it time for a furnace replacement?

Fall is here, and winter is right around the corner. Winter weather can be hard on your furnace. The last thing you need is to have your furnace break down on a cold winter night.

If you’re not ready for the cold weather, it’s time to start planning ahead and make sure your furnace is in good working condition. In this post from Budget Exteriors, we’re covering everything you need to know about getting a furnace replacement including signs it’s time to replace your system. To learn more about furnace installation options, give us a call today.

Look for these signs your furnace needs to be replaced:

1.   Your heating bills are too high.

You probably expect to pay a lot of money on energy costs during the winter months. But if your heating bills are coming in much higher than you would normally expect them to be, it’s a bad sign that your furnace is running inefficiently. Additionally, it’s a good idea to always keep a watchful eye on your energy costs and make sure your system is maintained regularly to extend the lifespan of your furnace.

2.   You’re freezing even with the thermostat up.

At Budget Exteriors, we love a comfy, oversized sweater as much as the next guy. But you shouldn’t have to wear one inside your home to maintain a basic comfort level if you’re already cranking up the thermostat. Although a chilly or drafty room can indicate a need for insulation upgrades or a window wrap or replacement, it may also be a sign that your furnace is not performing as it should. Instead of pushing your furnace to work harder, call an HVAC specialist to check your system’s performance.

3.   Your furnace is cycling improperly.

Your furnace should cycle on and off regularly as part of its normal operations, kicking on when the temperature drops and cycling off as your home hits its target temperature. But if your heater is cycling on and off too frequently, it could indicate that your furnace isn’t functioning as it’s supposed to.

4.   Your furnace is making strange sounds.

Anytime you’re hearing humming, ratting, grinding, buzzing, or any type of unusual sound coming from your furnace, it’s time to have it looked at by a professional. Any atypical sounds could indicate a problem with your system. Additionally, pay attention to any unusual smells as these could indicate a serious malfunction.

Call Our HVAC Replacement Pros Today!

Don’t take a chance that your furnace will let you down when you need it the most. Stay ahead of any potential problems by replacing your aging furnace before it quits working. To connect with our Budget Exteriors furnace replacement team, give us a call at 952.887.1613 or contact us online and get your free quote today. We’ll help you stay warm this winter!

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