When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works nonstop during the winter. This demanding 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 it’s a 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 Inc team can help. We’ve compiled this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying 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. You might be able to solve this problem by confirming that 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 Be sure to have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at Colvin's Inc. Some people find that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to turn on and off more frequently. And rattling sounds could mean inner pieces aren’t working as they should be. 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 making appointments for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to think about a new system. Waiting on 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 to be that old, you could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In Excelsior Springs, the team at Colvin's Inc can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 816-630-2702 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.