When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works constantly during the colder months of the year. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the most frigid 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 most advantageous place to be. The B & G HVAC team can help. We’ve pulled together this list of symptoms that your furnace may be exhibiting that will let you know it should probably be replaced. Some rooms are colder than others If your rooms aren’t heating evenly, your furnace may be failing. This problem could be remedied 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 Always have a noisy furnace checked out 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 cycle between on and off more than it should. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t operating as they should be. 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. Waiting on 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 to be that old, you might be better off with 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 641-752-3429 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.