When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works around the clock during the coldest months. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the coldest days of the year in Moline. 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 greatest place to be. The Freed Heating & Air Conditioning team can help. We’ve compiled 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 struggling. Sometimes this problem can be solved 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 better energy efficiency.

Your furnace is noisy

Have a noisy furnace checked out by the pros at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 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 think about a new system. Delaying a new purchase could 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 up there, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Moline, the team at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 309-323-9584 to set up an appointment with us.