When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works nonstop 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 Circleville. You may not even realize it could happen until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in crisis mode, and that’s not the best place to be. The Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc team can help. We’ve created 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 evenly heated, your furnace may be reaching the end of its lifespan. 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 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 inspected by the pros at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to turn on and off more than it should. And rattling sounds could be telling you that inner pieces aren’t working properly.

Too many repairs

You probably realize 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. Delaying a new purchase could actually 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 could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In Circleville, the team at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 740-474-5940 to set up an appointment with us.