When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works around the clock during the colder months of the year. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the coldest days of the year in Genoa. You may not even think about the possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in disaster mode, and that’s not the best place to be. The Assured Appliance and Heating & Air team can help. We’ve pulled together this list of symptoms that your furnace may be showing that will let you know a replacement may be necessary.

Some rooms are colder than others

If your rooms aren’t heating evenly, your furnace may be struggling. This problem could be remedied by confirming that your ductwork is properly sealed. Properly sealing your ducts can not only keep your home evenly heated, but it can prevent your furnace from working harder than it needs to. You could save your furnace and save some money with better energy efficiency.

Your furnace is noisy

Always have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to turn on and off more often. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t functioning properly.

Too many repairs

It’s no secret that older furnaces often fail, and before that happens they become less and less energy efficient. If you’re needing furnace repair frequently, it’s time to start researching a new system. Waiting too long to make a new purchase could end up costing you more money in the long run.

The average life expectancy of a furnace or boiler is about 15 years. So, if your system is getting up there, you could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In Genoa, the team at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 847-306-8990 to set up an appointment with us.