When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works constantly during the coldest months. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the most frigid days of the year in Laurel. You may not even realize it could happen until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in emergency mode, and that’s not the best place to be. The H&C Heating and Cooling team can help. We’ve pulled together this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying that will let you know it may be time to replace it.

Some rooms are colder than others

If your rooms aren’t evenly heated, your furnace may be struggling. Sometimes this problem can be solved by making sure 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 increased energy efficiency.

Your furnace is noisy

Have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at H&C 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 mean inner pieces aren’t functioning 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 find you’re calling for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to start researching a new system. Waiting too long to make a new purchase could cost 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 Laurel, the team at H&C Heating and Cooling can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 301-960-3247 to set up an appointment with us.