Apart from a lack of proper maintenance, there are many other reasons you might discover you need a furnace replacement or replacement parts for your furnace this season.
- Pilot Light Failure Many of us have had an inconvenient moment when we realized the pilot light on a stove, oven, gas water heater, or furnace has gone out. Sometimes this can be because of something inconsequential. However, if your gas furnace will no longer correctly light or stay lit, you should have an HVAC technician come and take a look. If this is an issue, you’ll need to be especially attentive for the smell of sulfur (or like rotten eggs) that could signal that unused gas is leaking into your home.
- Broken Thermostat A broken thermostat can be a tricky problem to diagnose. It can be as simple as the switch inside having snapped from becoming brittle if you still have an older model. Before a full furnace replacement, check that your thermostat is correctly working. While both may still need to be replaced, they often go out at different times.
- Mechanical Issues (Usually Preceded by Strange Noises) Part failure, such as the failure in the regulation of the fan on a heater can signal it is nearing time to replace your home’s heating system. Furnace replacement time can also be signaled by strange mechanical noises coming from your HVAC unit. Clearly, there are normally lots of sounds from a system that is interconnected throughout your home, but just like with the other machines you use with motors and fans there are certain sounds that indicate furnace replacement or at least replacement of some of the mechanics of it is imminent.