When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works constantly during the winter. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the chilliest days of the year in Marshalltown. You may not even realize it could happen until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in disaster mode, and that’s not the best place to be. The B & G HVAC team can help. We’ve compiled 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 heating evenly, your furnace may be reaching the end of its lifespan. 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 B & G HVAC. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to switch on and off more often. And rattling sounds could mean inner pieces aren’t functioning 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 making appointments for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to think about a new system. Delaying a new purchase could end up costing 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 up there, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Marshalltown, the team at B & G HVAC can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 641-323-1210 to set up an appointment with us.