We all make resolutions in order to better ourselves. But sometimes, to make our lives better, we need to let go of certain things and move on. For example, letting go of that fringed, leather jacket you have had since the eighth grade just might be the best decision you have ever made. And don’t forget how much better life is since you decided to get rid of the mullet.

One other thing you might want to consider getting rid of is your furnace.

Your furnace has had a good run, but it might be time to have it replaced. Total Care Heating and Air, your furnace and AC repair service in Riverside, offer the warning signs that you need a new furnace.

Your Furnace Makes Strange Noises

It’s funny that as soon as your vehicle starts making strange noises, you immediately pull over and call a mechanic to have it looked at. But your furnace has been making noises for years, even scaring your kids and freaking guests out, yet, you are totally fine completely ignoring it.

We have news for you, pal, older furnaces make popping, rattling and banging noises at the end of their lives. It is time to put your old furnace out of its misery.

You are Calling Us Way Too Much

Remember that junker car you drove in high school or college? At the end of its life, you were taking to the mechanic on a regular basis as there was always something wrong with it. If it wasn’t the transmission grinding, it was the carburetor acting up.

The same holds true for your furnace. If there is always something wrong with it and you are constantly calling your furnace repair dude, then you can bet it is coming to the end of its life. It’s time to invest in a new furnace.

Don’t think of this as a bad thing, in the long run, you will be saving a lot of money not having to pay for all of those repairs.

High Heating Bills

If you have noticed a sharp increase in your utility bills, it could be because your furnace is at the end of its life. Your older furnace isn’t as energy efficient as a new furnace, and it gets worse as internal parts start to wear out. So a sudden increase in your gas and electric bill could mean you need a new furnace.

Again, this is not such a bad thing. Your new furnace is energy efficient and you stand to save a substantial amount of money in energy costs. A new furnace is not a purchase, it is an investment.

Your Furnace is Old

If your furnace is more than 15 years old, you need to seriously consider having it replaced. According to several sources, the average life expectancy of a furnace is 18 years.

You are Never Comfortable

If you always feel a chill in your house and are always turning up the thermostat, it could be because your furnace is about to die and you should just get over it and replace it already.

Get a clue and call Total Care Heating and Air today.