Furnace Repair vs. Replacement – Canton GA
Furnaces are the most important equipment in your home, during the cold winter it provides the heat needed to warm the house. The lifespan of many furnaces range from 10-20 years and regular maintenance not only improves energy efficiency but it also increases the lifespan.
Age and Energy Consumption
When a furnace is 10 years old then regular maintenance and repairs are crucial to enable it to function properly and improve indoor air quality. Before deciding to repair or replace your furnace you should first evaluate heating load on your house and cost of fuel.The heat load is defined as the energy required to sustain a 65 degrees temperature inside your home. Also purchasing the latest models is generally recommended because they save a lot of energy.
Decoding the sounds your furnace make.
Furnaces tend to be the most neglected equipment at home. But furnaces are unique in that when there have malfunctioned or need to be repaired they make certain noises that you cannot afford to ignore. When there is a problem with the motor or the bearing, you will hear some screeching sounds.
Metallic chirping noise is often a natural noise made by the fan when it starts you can fix this at home by aligning the wheel that may be out of alignment. Clanging noise usually means that there is a problem with pipes which are cooling off by contracting. Other sounds to look out of for includes; popping, a loud boom, humming and rattling noise means you need to replace the furnace.
How often to service your furnace.
Furnaces should be maintained and regularly repaired when they start to get worn out. Changing furnaces filters is not enough, but a complete routine maintenance and cleaning the entire system is what is required.
Contact Canton’s Furnace Experts
Contact Green Heating and Cooling for your furnace repair, replacement, or maintenance appointment. We proudly serve the Canton, GA area in North Georgia.