When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works constantly during the colder months of the year. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the most frigid days of the year in Excelsior Springs. 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 greatest place to be. The Colvin's Heating and Cooling team can help. We’ve created this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying that will let you know it should probably be replaced.

Some rooms are colder than others

If your rooms aren’t heating evenly, your furnace may be struggling. You might be able to solve this problem by ensuring your ductwork is properly sealed. Properly sealing your ducts can not only keep your home evenly heated, but it can save 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

Be sure to have a noisy furnace checked out by the pros at Colvin's Heating and Cooling. Some people find that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more than it should. And rattling sounds could be telling you that inner pieces aren’t operating 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 look into a new system. Delaying a new purchase could end up costing you more money in the long run.

The average lifespan of a furnace or boiler is about 15 years. So, if your system is getting older, you might be better off with a new, efficient and quiet system. In Excelsior Springs, the team at Colvin's Heating and Cooling can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 816-379-3918 to set up an appointment with us.