The furnace is a great invention that allows people to live in a city as frigid as Toronto. A good thing; summer temperatures barely hit double digits in April, and the highest average temperature the city experiences is 26 degrees Celsius during the summer. These conditions only mean that the typical household’s furnace will keep on running for almost the entire year.
You should know, however, that constant furnace usage will shorten its lifespan. This means that you will have to either repair your old one or purchase a new one. Regardless of what you’ll do, it is important that you take note of these signs so you can have a reputable professional check your furnace out.
One of the definite signs of furnace failure is strange noises. While all furnaces make noise, there are several outstanding clunks and rattles that your furnace should not make. It is time to contemplate having it repaired or replaced if you hear weird noises.
If your furnace also smells odd, it is also a good idea to call in a professional to have the furnace checked. It is highly possible that there is a gas leak going on and it needs professional attention.
Finally, the age of your furnace is a good indicator of whether you should still cling to repairs or buy a new furnace altogether. Ideally, furnaces should only last for 10-15 years. Furnaces that are working any longer are subject to further deterioration.