3 Signs of an Aging Furnace

Posted By Posted by Tom's Mechanical || 9-Oct-2013

  1. Compared to an air conditioning unit, a gas furnace is really a pretty simple piece of equipment, with only a few significant components. The major consideration is the heat exchanger, for if the heat exchanger becomes cracked the furnace must be replaced. A cracked heat exchanger poses both a fire hazard and a carbon monoxide danger. Do not mess around with a cracked heat exchanger!
  2. A second component which requires periodic attention is the blower motor. If you hear odd noises coming from your furnace, chances are the blower motor has worn bearings and/or something is amiss with the blower assembly. In either case, a competent service technician can make repairs. Or, if the furnace is over 10 years old you may want to balance the cost of repairs against a furnace replacement.
  3. Finally, the burners in your furnace will occasionally become dirty and/or rusty. Routine maintenance will keep this from becoming a problem. Very dirty burners lead to uneven flames and must be cleaned.

If you currently are experiencing any of these issues, please consult with a reputable heating and air conditioning company like Tom's Mechanical. Tom's has been serving the Dallas Fort Worth area for more than 50 years. Call today!

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