Do You Need to Get a Furnace Makeover? Here’s Why

By Shannon Gurnee
In Home
September 24, 2023

Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about getting a furnace makeover.

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Are you assessing if it’s time for a furnace makeover?

An average furnace can operate for a period of 15 to 30 years. The best time to remodel is either during fall or early spring. Besides avoiding the winter rush, consumers can get better discounts during this season from wholesale vendors.

Whether you use a gas or electric furnace, you can increase its lifecycle by scheduling maintenance and performing repairs.

Here’s how you can start.

Why Should You Remodel Your Furnace?

  • Reduce heating bills: A clean furnace operates at peak level and does not utilize a lot of energy to heat your home. As a result, you save up on your energy bills.
  • Improve air circulation: A damaged home furnace can cause massive gas leakage. But you can address safety issues by scheduling regular furnace repairs.
  • Avoid costly repairs: When a furnace breaks down, it’s costly to repair. It’s important to replace worn-out parts and ensure proper cleaning on a regular basis.

Signs It’s Time to Replace a Furnace

You hear loud noises during when it’s operating.

When your furnace starts producing strange noises, it’s an indication that your heating system needs to be checked. Noises like humming, rattling, screeching, and popping are signs that you will need the assistance of heating services to repair or replace the old furnace. Schedule maintenance or contact a company that provides emergency furnace repair services before winter so you can prevent it from breaking down. 

You feel the temperature fluctuate at home.

When you observe sudden changes in temperature in different rooms of your house, your furnace has most likely lost its efficiency. After a certain period, old furnaces can no longer distribute heat evenly throughout the house. For this reason, it’s best to replace the old system with a new furnace.

You notice soot collecting near the register.

Soot and dust buildup near a furnace register and grille can reduce airflow throughout your home interior. When there’s too much soot and dust, this means the old furnace produces carbon dioxide in excess. If you notice soot accumulating near your furnace, it’s time to call in a professional.

You observe a huge spike in your energy bills.

When a furnace fails to distribute heat evenly in a space, more electricity is consumed to balance the temperature inside a house. This takes place once a furnace reaches its peak lifespan of 15 years. If there’s a sudden rise in your energy bills, make it a point to schedule a furnace replacement.

You observe that the furnace flames are turning yellow.

A new furnace produces a clean blue flame in standard operation. Yellow flames from a burner are a sign of improper combustion. This also indicates the presence of carbon monoxide in the air. This is extremely hazardous, as the gas is flammable and can cause massive system failures. It should have the best bund lining materials to contain hazardous chemicals successfully.

When Should You Remodel Your Furnace?

Remodeling an old furnace system during early spring is convenient and easy on your pocket.

If you’re getting a furnace makeover in the fall, it allows you to prepare your home for the cold winter season. You can also avail of off-season prices to replace worn-out parts, ensuring your furnace operates at optimal levels.

A certified technician can increase the lifespan of an old furnace in many ways. From replacing dirty filters to upgrading your furnace with a programmable thermostat, such professionals help enhance the performance and efficiency of a home furnace.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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