When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works around the clock during the colder months of the year. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the most frigid days of the year in Elk River. You may not even think about the possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in crisis mode, and that’s not the greatest place to be. The Home Comfort Heating & Air team can help. We’ve pulled together this list of symptoms that your furnace may be exhibiting that will let you know a replacement may be necessary.

Some rooms are colder than others

If your rooms aren’t all approximately the same temperature, your furnace may be failing. You might be able to solve this problem by making sure 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 improved energy efficiency.

Your furnace is noisy

Be sure to have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Home Comfort Heating & Air. Some people find that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more frequently. And rattling sounds could be telling you that inner pieces aren’t operating 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’re making appointments for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to start researching a new system. Waiting on a new purchase could actually cost you more money in the long run.

The average life 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 Elk River, the team at Home Comfort Heating & Air can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 763-276-0617 to set up an appointment with us.