When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works constantly during the coldest months. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the chilliest days of the year in Plainfield. You may not even think about the possibility 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 PWA Heating & Cooling Inc 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 evenly heated, your furnace may be failing. 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 Always have a noisy furnace checked out by the pros at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc. Some people find that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to switch on and off more than it should. And rattling sounds could be telling you that inner pieces aren’t operating normally. 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 needing 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, you might be better off with a new, efficient and quiet system. In Plainfield, the team at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 815-768-6656 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.