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3 Warning Signs That Your Furnace is About to Fail

There’s nothing worse than walking into a freezing cold house to discover that your furnace has spewed its last warm breath. And we all know that Colorado winters are impossible to survive without a functioning furnace. 

At Squeaks Family Safety and Home Protection, we want to make sure you’re warm and comfortable throughout the holiday season, which is why we provide residential and commercial heating and plumbing services in Broomfield, CO, and the surrounding area, all winter long. If you notice your furnace showing any of the following warning signs that it’s about to fail, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. 

Old Age

Even the best furnaces don’t last more than a maximum of 20 years. Like all hard-working appliances, furnaces will experience wear and tear from years of use. When a furnace is withering away from overconsumption, it can display all kinds of problems.

To extend a furnace’s lifespan, we recommend all homeowners stay up to date with their heater’s maintenance plan. Annual inspection and maintenance service is designed to stave off the effects of wear and tear and prolong the heater’s life expectancy. During a service, a certified technician will take great care to check your furnace for signs of corrosion and replace all damaged parts. 

If you know you’re furnace is 15 years or older, you should strongly consider replacing it. Not only are furnaces at this age inefficient, but they can also pose dangers to your family. Take a look at this infographic to learn more about the dangers presented by an old furnace. 

Frequent Repairs

We know that no appliance is built to last forever and repairs are necessary once in a while. However, there comes a point when constant repairs aren’t adding value to your current furnace and you should think about shopping for a replacement instead. 

Good quality furnaces shouldn’t require more than an annual tune-up to run efficiently. If you find yourself calling your local Squeaks technician multiple times a month for a furnace repair, this is a sure sign your furnace is not far from a complete breakdown. It’s up to you whether or not you choose to ride out your current furnace, but we strongly recommend that you replace it before you’re stranded without heat.

Loud Noises

When you turn on your heater, do you hear the reassuring humming sound of a furnace quickly heating up your home or the banging, rattling sound of a furnace about to break down?

When your furnace sounds like you’re microwaving popcorn in the middle of the night, you should immediately contact us for a furnace repair. Only a trained professional can determine what’s causing your furnace to make strange noises. 

Notice any of these symptoms with your heater? Don’t wait any longer to contact us! Though we’re your leading providers for plumbing services, such as sewer line repairs, in the Broomfield, CO, area, our expertise extends to all heating and cooling systems as well. Call us at (303) 872-8406 to schedule an appointment today!

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