Texas winters are their own separate category of season! It could be 60 degrees one day and icy the next. Just like Texans experience the ups and downs of the season, so do our furnaces. From the first time we power up the furnace to the last cold night of the season, our systems put in tons of work to keep us warm. All this work can eventually wear out any furnace. If you notice one or more of these signs in your home, it might be time to replace your heating system.

Your energy bill starts going up


It’s not your imagination. Your energy bill might actually be increasing if there are problems with your heating system. An old furnace won’t always be the cause of rising bills. But if your usage remains the same and you still notice a rising bill, it’s time to get the problem checked out by a professional.

Your heating system is noisy when running

Like most appliances, a furnace will start to make more and more noise as it nears the end of its lifespan. The noise might be a popping, banging or a rattling sound. If you start to notice that your heating system is making any unusual noise, give us a call so we can check out the source of the problem.

Your furnace looks visibly rusty


This one is easy to spot. Take a look at your furnace and search for any signs of rust or corrosion. You might also notice cracks around these areas which can be a safety hazard. If you notice any cracks, be sure to call a professional right away.

The air in your home feels dry and stale

A furnace that’s at the end of its lifespan will produce air that feels drier than usual . Dry air can cause you to wake up with a dry throat or dry eyes. It can also increase the severity of indoor allergies. If any of this sounds familiar, your heating system might be to blame.

A part of the furnace needs repair… again

thermometer behind the frozen window

thermometer behind the frozen window

When a part of your furnace breaks, it can be repaired. But if one part after another is failing, it could be time to replace the furnace. Spending money on repairs might seem like a smart thing to do, but it can actually cost you more in the long run since repair bills add up quick. Replacement could be a better option if you’re facing a second repair in two years.

Do any of these signs sounds familiar to you? Give Strittmatters a call. We will come out to your home to inspect your current furnace and help you decide if a new furnace is right for you. Give us a call if you have any questions about your heating system. One of our expert technicians will answer your questions!