With temperatures starting to dip a little and rain in the forecast, many of us in Southern California will be turning on the heat in our homes. Although some hiccups with your furnace or heating system can be easily remedied by the top-rated heating repair technicians at First Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, there are a few tell-tale signs that you need to replace your furnace in your home.
Here are five signs that it is time for a new furnace/heater in your Los Angeles or Ventura County home:
Your Furnace Is More Than 15 Years Old
Though some studies suggest that the average lifespan of a furnace is 18 years, energystar.gov encourages homeowners in Southern California and beyond to replace any furnace that is more than 15 years old. EnergyStar furnaces are far more energy efficient, and will immediately help to reduce your utility bills, along with keeping your home warm on cold days and nights.
You Have To Have Your Furnace Repaired Repeatedly
If your furnace is old, and you're having to repair it constantly, it's likely time to throw in the towel, and invest in a new, energy efficient furnace. At First Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, we are happy to provide furnace service throughout Los Angeles and Ventura County; however, we will recommend a new furnace if you find yourself constantly having to have it serviced. Over time, the investment in a new furnace will result in savings, which is our goal for you.
Your Heating Bills Are Too High
When your heating bill continues to climb, it's a good indication that your furnace is not operating at optimal efficiency. As your furnace gets older, and its components begin to show signs of use, the furnace is strained, and it has to work harder to provide the heat. This results in decreased efficiency which translates to increased heating bills.
Some Rooms Won't Get Warm
When the output of heat from your furnace isn't being distributed equally throughout your home, it's likely time to purchase a new furnace in Los Angeles. There are other causes for uneven heat distribution, but if you know your furnace is old, and some rooms of your home are cozy, while others are freezing, there's a good chance it is time to invest in a new energy efficient furnace. The fully licensed, expert furnace repair technicians at First Choice Heating & Air Conditioning in Los Angeles will be glad to fix any problems that are causing some rooms to remain cold, whenever possible. If the problem lies in the age, and condition of your furnace, we will provide you with many options for new furnaces, along with our recommendations for the best furnace for your Southern California home.
Visible Rust, Cracks, Or Corrosion Can Be Seen On Your Furnace
Furnaces don't use moisture to create heat, yet reactions between metal and gas can lead to rust. If you see rust, corrosion or cracks around your furnace, it's a clear sign that your furnace is too old. It's especially important to pay attention to any cracks in your furnace, as these can allow for carbon monoxide to leak into your home, which can cause serious, and even fatal health conditions.
Regardless of whether you just need to have your current furnace repaired, or you need a new furnace for your home, First Choice Heating & Air Conditioning has the solution to your HVAC problems. We encourage you to consult with our top-rated HVAC professionals to determine the best course of action for keeping your home safe and warm.
First Choice Heating & Air Conditioning is a locally owned and operated full service HVAC company serving Los Angeles and Ventura County. We are a top reviewed furnace sales service company, and all of our sales team members and technicians are fully trained and certified. We are EPA certified and approved by the California League of Homeowners. Our expert Los Angeles and Ventura County HVAC technicians are licensed and bonded, so you can enlist our services with confidence - from sales and installation to repairs, service, maintenance, and financing. We invite you to contact us today online or by calling 800-991-9247.