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8 Common Warning Signs You May Need Furnace Installation This Fall


New England is a great place to be during the fall, especially on the North Shore. However, if you want to enjoy the season to its fullest, you may want to consider furnace installation from Cranney Home Services. Though some cold weather is on its way, your current furnace may not be up to task. In fact, it may not be working at all. A broken furnace can bring with it higher energy costs, poor indoor air quality, and plenty of cold nights that will leave you reaching for the extra blankets. Worse, you may encounter a higher risk of carbon monoxide exposure, which can jeopardize the well-being of your family.

If you are beginning to sense your furnace needs to be replaced, Cranney Home Services is here to provide excellent furnace installation service. We want to ensure you are kept comfortable this upcoming with a steady flow of warm air that will protect even during the coldest nights of the year. A new furnace can provide longer-lasting, highly-efficient heating performance. You will be able to save money on repairs, maintenance, and ultimately stay at a better peace of mind through the fall and winter. Plus, if you are unsure what heating system would be right for your home, our team of heating experts will be more than willing to lead you down the right path.

The Top 8 Signs You Need Furnace Installation

As you probably know, furnace installation is a necessity if you live in New England. The weather during the fall and winter can be unforgivable, with snow, wind, and rain wreaking havoc across the Northeast. However, even if a furnace is a must-have, some homeowners when the time is right replace theirs with a brand new system. In that case, you need to be aware of these 8 warning signs telling you the time for replacement is now:

  • Higher Energy Costs: You should be gearing your savings toward fun activities this fall, but that will be a little difficult to do when your old, faulty furnace is costing you too much money on energy bills. It will be more likely to increase energy consumption to produce heat, taking out a significant portion of your savings in the process. The energy costs can build up and may even leave you in a tough situation where the bills grow out of your control. Contact a heating expert at Cranney Home Services to inspect the situation and see if a new furnace will be the right option to keep costs down.
  • Old Age: Though your furnace can still work well once it ages past 15 years, it also runs a higher risk of experiencing issues the older it becomes. Troubleshooting an older furnace is essential if you expect it to produce comforting heat. However, calling for any repairs over and over again will result in higher costs on bills that will put a major dent in your savings. A new furnace will be more likely to provide both highly-efficient heating lower costs on both repair and energy bills.
  • Hot and Cold Spots: Have you ever felt a draft of cold New England air during the winter? It can literally stop you in your tracks. You should not be feeling any sort of draft while your furnace is running. However, if your heating system is not working, you may notice various areas feel colder than others. This can be incredibly uncomfortable, so it will be better to purchase a new system sooner than later. A new furnace from Cranney Home Services will be able to provide consistent heat for the areas of your home that need it the most.
  • Thermostat Problems: Sometimes your heating troubles may not have directly anything to do with your furnace and more with your thermostat. Your thermostat is responsible for setting up the climate in your home so it can meet your unique heating specifications. However, it may come to a point where the thermostat struggles do its job properly. While this may indicate that you have leaking ducts, it may also mean you need to replace your thermostat entirely. But before you do it, contact a heating expert at Cranney Home Services.
  • Frequent Cycling: Your furnace may begin to frequently cycle between on and off, which can grow pretty annoying when all you want is a steady flow of heat. The cycling may indicate a number of problems within your furnace to the point where it may be better to replace the entire system. Frequent cycling may result in poor energy efficiency that will later result in higher costs of bills.
  • Yellow Pilot Light: A yellow pilot light is a sign of a massive, life-threatening problem. While a blue pilot light is indicative of balanced gasses in your system, yellow means carbon monoxide is present. Since carbon monoxide is odorless, it can often go undetected, potentially resulting in serious illness or even death. However, noticing a change in the color of the pilot light in of the most effective ways of detecting its presence and a major sign in letting you know that you need a new furnace right away.
  • Gas Odors: It is expected that a new furnace will emit the odor of fresh gas or oil once it runs for the first time. However, if the smell continues, a heating expert at Cranney Home Services needs to inspect the problem. These gas odors may not be harmless either. Depending on where these gases are emanating, they may not be exactly environmentally-friendly and ruin your indoor air quality.  Even at their least inconvenient, the odors themselves take away from your home’s atmosphere.
  • Strange Noises: If you hear any crashing or banging noises when trying to heat your home, it probably is not some ghost looking to haunt your home just in time for Halloween; it is actually your furnace. You need to call a heating expert from Cranney Home Services who can inspect your heating system for the root of the noise and see if replacing the system altogether will result in a warmer yet quieter fall and winter.

Contact Cranney Home Services today for furnace installation if you want to kick your fall into high gear with comforting yet efficient heat!

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