When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works constantly during the winter. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the most frigid days of the year in Huntingburg. 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 Dearing's Service & Solutions team can help. We’ve created this list of symptoms that your furnace may be showing that will let you know it should probably be replaced.

Some rooms are colder than others

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

Your furnace is noisy

Always have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Dearing's Service & Solutions. Some people discover that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to switch on and off more often. And rattling sounds could be telling you that inner pieces aren’t working properly.

Too many repairs

It is known that older furnaces often fail, and before that happens they become less and less energy efficient. If you find you’re calling for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to look into a new system. Waiting on a new purchase could cost 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 to be that old, you might be better off with a new, efficient and quiet system. In Huntingburg, the team at Dearing's Service & Solutions can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 812-200-5844 to set up an appointment with us.