Replacing Your Furnace
A comfortable and healthy home environment requires an efficient and sound heating system. A cold night in January, with the furnace faltering or failed, is not the time to assess your heating system. Just In Time Furnace Inc. offers these eight fast and easy ways to know when it’s time replace your gas furnace in Calgary before it costs you money or becomes unsafe.
Old Furnace - average life expectancy of furnaces in homes today is between 15 and 20 years. If you furnace is this age or older, start the process now. Buying a replacement furnace in an emergency rarely allows you the time to make the best decision for your family.
Increasing Gas or Electric Cost - furnaces lose efficiency over time, especially if they have not been properly maintained, resulting in your furnace running longer to provide the same amount of heat.
Recent Repairs - furnaces incur the most breakdowns in the last 2 years of their lives, one repaired part failure is often followed by another. Having to wait for parts should also raise concerns - as a furnace ages, it gets harder to get replacement parts.
Cold Rooms – inconsistent room temperatures is a sign that your furnace lacks the ability to properly distribute the air in your home to keep you comfortable.
Yellow Flame - is a sign that poisonous carbon monoxide could be created by your furnace. Other visual indicators include streaks of soot around the furnace; absence of upward draft in your chimney; excess moisture on windows, walls, and other cold surfaces; and rusting on flue pipes.
Strange Noises – banging, popping, rattling, or squealing noises coming from your furnace is a sign that it may need to be replaced and the furnace blower is getting ready to fail.
Family Illness - according to industry experts, if your furnace is seven years old or older, there is a 50 percent chance that the heat exchanger is compromised allowing poisonous carbon monoxide gas to enter your home. Signs of carbon monoxide poisoning include frequent headaches, a burning feeling in nose or eyes, nausea, disorientation, and flu-like symptoms. Should you experience any of these, air out your house, open a window to the furnace room and immediately call a gas service technician.
Dry or Dusty Home - Old furnaces often lack the ability to moisturize and clean the air in your home increasing the effects of allergens from airborne dust, mold, pollen, viruses or dander; creating dry nose, throat, or skin; along with frequent dust accumulation, static shocks, drooping plants, furniture cracking and musical instruments that do not stay in tune - all suggestions that your old furnace is not capable of providing you with the comfort you and your family may want.
At Just In Time Furnace Inc. we replace, repair, and clean furnaces in Calgary. We calculate the best furnace for your needs based on home/business size as well as other factors and offer the best high efficiency furnaces for lower energy bills over time in our harsh Calgary winters.