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There’s nothing worse than coming home on a cold day in Clinton, Mississippi, to discover the heater isn’t working. There are signs you can look for that indicate your furnace is in need of a repair. Proper maintenance is vital to extending the life of your heating system and improving its efficiency.

Is There an Abnormal Amount of Dust?

Abnormal amounts of dust will come from the furnace vents when it isn’t able to properly clean the air. Changing the air filter is an excellent way to avoid this problem, helping prevent poor indoor air quality. If a new air filter doesn’t fix the issue, your heating system might be malfunctioning.

Is Your Furnace More Than 20 Years Old?

How old is your furnace? The standard furnace has a lifespan of about 15 to 20 years. If you’re not sure how old your furnace is, a service technician can help. After a simple inspection, they can tell you when the unit was installed and whether they need to replace it. Replacing your old furnace with a newer, more energy-efficient model will help you lower energy bills and avoid costly repairs.

Is the Furnace’s Pilot Light Yellow?

A yellow pilot light is a bad sign. It means the furnace is leaking carbon monoxide into the home, which can be fatal. You can look through the front panel of the furnace to see the color of the pilot light. If it’s yellow, leave the house and contact an HVAC service technician immediately.

Is Your Furnace Breaking Down Often?

A heating repair every few years isn’t a bad sign. But a heating repair every year isn’t good. In most cases, it’s best to replace the entire unit instead of investing in dozens of repairs. If your heating system has been repaired more frequently lately, it might be time to replace the unit.

Are you wondering how much longer your furnace will last? Dent Air Conditioning specializes in heating repair and replacement services. Contact us at 601-912-0535 to have your heating system checked by a professional.

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