In states like Texas, our furnace may not get as much use as colder states in the Northwest and Northeast; however, when it gets cold for us Texans, it doesn’t take much to motivate us to turn it on. The lifespan of a furnace depends of numerous factors such as make & model alongside how well it is maintained. But typically, 15-20 years is a good estimate on how long your furnace should last. Many of us have heat pumps and not an actual furnace. Heat pumps operate by transferring heat energy from one source to another. In the winter, it extracts heat energy from the outside and transfers it into the air in your home. Then in the summertime it’s as easy as flipping a switch to cool mode. Heat pumps are great as they don’t require fuel to operate so they are way more efficient.
If your heat doesn’t seem to be working properly, it could be due to a number of factors. The right size unit is super important and a professional should do a load balance to see if you have adequate sizing for your system needs. If you’re experiencing any of these signs of heating repairs, give us a call for a free estimate on repair or replacement!
Signs your heater needs repairs:
- Lack of hot air
- Inadequate air flow
- Sudden increase in your energy bills
- Heater makes strange noises
- Automatic shutdowns