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Signs You and Your Furnace Are Headed for a Break-Up

As the temperature plummets and Nor'easters threaten, it's time to check out your furnace. Will it make it through another winter?


Signs You Need a New Furnace

1. Has the Flame Faded?

Take a look at your flame. If it is any color but blue, you have a problem. A yellow or red flame is an indication of incomplete combustion which means you're wasting money and carbon monoxide may be leaking into your home. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and toxic! Contact our heating specialists for an assessment. A good cleaning and adjustment could solve your problem, or you may need a replacement.


2. Has Your Furnace Started to Annoy You?

Does the furnace that hummed along contentedly, providing you with even, comfortable warmth, begun to:

  • Clang, rattle, or squeal
  • Heat unevenly
  • Spew dust, soot, and dirt
  • Show signs of wear, such as rust and cracks
  • Leave puddles of water
  • Cycle too frequently, or not cycle at all
  • Noise, inefficiency, and physical deterioration all signal it may be time for a new furnace.


3. Has Your Furnace Become High-Maintenance?

Utility bills typically increase as heating systems age and become less efficient. Even with a well-functioning heating system, if it is nearing the end of its lifespan, it makes economic sense to replace it with a new, more efficient model.


Maintenance and repair costs also increase with age. As a rough guideline, you should consider purchasing a new furnace when repair costs exceed the per year cost of the furnace (cost to replace divided by average lifespan) times the remaining years of expected service. The added savings on utility bills make it a smart choice.


Investing in a New Furnace Can Save You Money

Imagine your furnace failing during the next snow storm. Don't be left in the cold. Have your furnace serviced today. Our heating specialists at Quail Services in Worcester County will make sure your heating system is winter-ready or advise you on upgrade or replacement. We are available 24/7 for emergencies, but don't wait, call today and enjoy peace of mind this heating season.
 

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