St. Louis MO/October 15, 2017 ( — Before you need to use your furnace daily, now is a great time to check if it needs repairs or simple maintenance. A certified professional can help you figure if it is time to replace it. Here are 3 signs that you may need a new heating furnace.

1. High Energy Bills

If you recently have seen a spike in your energy cost, this should be addressed promptly. As the furnace gets older, it becomes less efficient. With proper maintenance, a furnace still won’t last forever. To curb cost, swap out your air filter. An air filter should be changed every 1-3 months depending on usage. You do not need a technician to check this. You can simply hold the air filter up to the light and if you can’t see through it, it’s time to change it out. If after you change the air filter and your bill is still high, call a certified professional to replace it.

2. Over 16 years old

The life expectancy of your home’s natural or even oil furnace is somewhere between 15 and 20 years. If your furnace is between those years, it may be time to start looking for a new one. A new purchase will require a significant investment but is worth it in the long run. In some cases, it may be worth keeping a couple more years if it’s around 15 or 16 years old. Ask a certified professional to inspect your furnace before you decide to put off the purchase. Make sure that you always get your furnace maintenance done annually.

3. Temperatures

If you have noticed that sometimes your bedroom is cold but the house is hot, then you may need to replace the furnace. It is not normal for parts of the house to be cold and other hot unless the vents are closed in the rooms that are cold. If rooms have different temps in the house, the heater will stay on longer.

Rhymes Heating & Cooling is a family owned and operated business that has a dedicated group of team members in place to serve you, our customers, air condition and heating needs. Give us a call at 314-638-8181 or 636-391-1200 for any indoor comfort need.

Rhymes Heating and Cooling, a Ryan Family tradition trusted by St. Louis homeowners since 1926. We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.

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