We all make New Year’s resolutions to better ourselves. But, from time to time, we ignore these resolutions and go on with our lives. Perhaps this last year you resolved not to put important tasks on the back burner. That is, when something needs to be done you resolve to jump right on it. And maybe you have been better at this task, but then, maybe not. Perhaps your furnace is something you have neglected as of late and simply put on the back burner.

As the temperatures begin to fall and the days are getting ever shorter, now is the time to take your furnace into serious consideration. You are pretty good at having it maintained and you do change out the filter on a regular basis, but perhaps there is more? You have lived in your home for quite a period of time and have never replaced your furnace. So perhaps this is the year you need to have it replaced. Don’t put this task off until next year, for then it might be too late. Here are signs you need to have your furnace replaced.

No furnace is quiet as a mouse, they all make some noise. But if your furnace makes enough noise to disturb the neighbors, it might be time to have it replaced. We exaggerate of course, but still, if you have to turn up your television volume when the heat kicks in, consider having that furnace replaced. At least have it serviced as it could be something as simple as a loose belt.

We mentioned earlier that you have lived in your home for a long time and never had the furnace replaced. This is a sign you should have your furnace replaced. If your furnace is more than 10 years old, it could be time to have it replaced. The average lifespan of a furnace is usually between 10 and 20 years, so at least have it checked at its 10th birthday.

If your electric bills have been reaching epic proportions, it might be because your furnace is seriously inefficient. Your furnace will grow increasingly inefficient over the years, replacing it will save you money in energy costs. Also, if you find yourself always bumping the thermostat up a few notches to keep icicles from forming on your nose, that is another indication your furnace might have reached the end of its productive life. Better have it checked out by a professional.

If your bedroom is forming icicles on the curtains while it is overly hot in the kid’s room, then you might need to have your furnace replaced. It could be a draft problem or some other cause, but it is likely your furnace needs to be replaced or at least serviced.

Old and outdated furnaces lack the ability to moisturize and keep the air in your home clean. If your home feels like a dusty, dirty cave, it could be time to have your furnace replaced.

Don’t put your furnace on the back burner, make it a priority. Call your St. Paul furnace repair company and we’ll check it out.