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Three Signs It's Time To Replace Your Heater

January 30, 2023 | Blog

When your heater beings to break down, it can be a frustrating task to replace it. Luckily, finding people who understand what you need in a furnace is only a call away with Tim’s Southern Air. Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, we are here to protect your home against the southern winters!

When you start to look into your heaters lifespan, it’s essential to know when it’s time to replace an older heater. You should pay close attention to spot odd sounds, bad smells and performance changes. These all indicate issues within the machine that will cause it to give out!

Odd Sounds

It could be time for a change if you start to hear your heater making more sounds than normal when it’s on. Your furnace may make odd sounds for many reasons, but the most common is ductwork issues.

The heat may warp the ducts as your furnace heats your house. This means they shift and pop in different places. Where your ductwork pops, you’ll notice louder rumblings, and it will be time for a total replacement. You can attempt to repair the ductwork, but the age of the metal can make it extremely difficult. Call the professionals at Tim’s Southern Air for assistance!

Bad Smells

A lot can cause bad smells in a furnace, but it mostly comes from a build-up of dust and materials. If you’re noticing your furnace is leaking bad smells, you can try to salvage it by getting your system cleaned. Allowing the build-up of dust to accumulate will reduce the flow to your house. This means your furnace has to overcompensate, which can cause damage to your unit long-term.

If damage from build-up has already accumulated and impacted your machine, then cleaning won’t significantly reduce the smell. If that smell stays after cleaning, you should look into a complete replacement to get the smell away from the house.

Changes In Performance

One of the most significant indicators of a furnace’s lifespan ending is a change in performance. This is because as your furnace gets older, its SEER rating drops. This SEER rating, also known as the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, determines how much heat you’re getting for how much power your system is using.

If your SEER rating is below the recommended level of 14, it’s time to look for a new furnace. SEER ratings below this often have issues putting out enough heat and will need more repair to maintain the output quality.

You can do temporary fixes that only last so long, such as tune-ups and regular maintenance. However, upgrading to a new system is the most cost-effective solution that will save you more money in the long run.

Call Now For Professional Furnace Installation!

If you’ve been looking for a Broussard heater installation company that you can trust, it’s only one call away with Tim’s Southern Air. Having to replace a furnace is a large task, which is why our team of professionals can provide all the help you need! Whether it’s decision-making for types of furnaces or simply basic repairs, we have a service you can trust. Call today to get a new furnace that won’t let you down.

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