Don't Ignore the Signs

As a homeowner, and South Dakotan, you know the importance of a working furnace. The weather gets cold here and it’s crucial that your unit is working properly to make sure the temperature inside your home isn’t the same as it is outside. Watch for these warning signs to avoid a failing furnace this winter!

1. Age of the Furnace
How old is your furnace? The average life expectancy of a home furnace is 16 to 20 years. If your furnace is in that age range, call a professional to come out and give their opinion.

2. Increasing Utility Bills
Can explain why your utility bill seems to keep rising? A failing furnace can suck up resources and cause an increase in your bills.

3. Consistently Needing Parts Replaced
Have you had to replace any parts in the past couple of years? A furnace on the fritz can cost a lot of money during its last few working years with constantly needing part replacements.

4. Temperature in Your Home
Are you continually adjusting the temperature in your home? If you are finding parts of your home have the tendency to be warmer than others it’s usually a sign of an approaching breakdown.

5. Strange Noises
Is your furnace producing banging and squealing noises? Those sounds can be a signal that your heater has stopped working efficiently.

Don’t ignore the signs! If you’ve noticed any of these happening with your furnace, call the professionals at Howe. You can schedule a visit with one of our certified furnace technicians to ensure you and your home will have a warm winter. 

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