Whether you warm your home with a gas furnace or electric furnace, you may need furnace repair service one day if your equipment stops delivering warm air. Because these units don’t stay in ideal condition forever, it’s also likely you’ll need to replace yours eventually.
Get in touch with our team at Mission Plumbing, offering gas and electric furnace installation and repair services to homeowners in and around Shawnee, KS if you suspect your furnace needs to be repaired or replaced. Signs indicating your furnace needs some type of professional attention include the following:
Signs You Need Gas Furnace or Electric Furnace Repair Services
Gas furnaces and electric furnaces may serve the same general purpose, but they are different in certain ways. In general, though, many of the signs indicating a gas furnace needs to be repaired are essentially the same as those indicating an electric furnace needs some repair work done.
Contact a furnace repair specialist if you notice any of the following warning signs:
High Utility Bills
A furnace (whether it’s gas or electric) can stop working at peak efficiency for a variety of potential reasons. When a furnace is not working as efficiently as it could be, your energy bills will rise.
Sometimes rising energy bills indicate a furnace will need to be replaced soon. However, there are instances when a repair team can correct a minor issue that’s having a negative impact on your furnace’s overall efficiency. Our technicians will inspect your system and let you know what the proper solution is.
Loud or Unfamiliar Noises
You shouldn’t expect a furnace to be completely silent when it’s in operation. However, you also shouldn’t expect it to suddenly generate much louder noises than it typically does, nor should you anticipate that the noises it generates will be new or unfamiliar to you. Call a gas or electric furnace repair company if you notice any such changes in the noises coming from your furnace.
Is your furnace not heating your home as consistently or reliably as it has in previous years? Maybe it’s not reaching the desired temperature every time you run it, or maybe it’s warming some rooms but not others.
This is another problem that our experts can determine the cause of. Although you may need to replace your furnace, there’s a reasonably good chance we can address this problem by performing basic repair work.
Signs You Need a New Gas or Electric Furnace Installation
No furnace will last forever, even if you stay on top of maintenance. Signs that you might need to replace your current furnace with a new one include the following:
Frequent Breakdowns & Similar Issues
You don’t need to swap out your existing furnace for a new one right away if your system only needs some minor repairs. However, if your furnace is in constant need of professional repair service, odds are good you’re better off replacing it entirely. Doing so will help you save a lot of money in the long run.
The average gas furnace’s lifespan is between 15 and 20 years with proper upkeep. An electric furnace lasts slightly longer, with an average lifespan of 20 to 30 years. Either way, if your furnace is particularly old, you should prepare to have a new one installed in the near future.
This isn’t technically a sign you need to schedule a new furnace installation. Rather, it’s an important factor to keep in mind when deciding whether to have a new furnace installed.
Even if your current furnace is more-or-less reliable, you might want to upgrade to a new, more energy-efficient model. Our team at Mission Plumbing, offering gas and electric furnace installation and repair services to homeowners in Shawnee, KS and the surrounding areas, will gladly discuss this topic. We’re also on hand whenever your furnace needs any repairs. Contact us online for more information, or give us a call at (913) 631-6506.