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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works constantly during the winter. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the coldest days of the year in Plainfield. You may not even think it’s a possibility 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 PWA Heating & Cooling Inc team can help. We’ve pulled together this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying 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 struggling. This problem could be remedied by confirming that 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

Have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc. Some people learn 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 suggest that inner pieces aren’t working as they should be.

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. Waiting too long to make a new purchase could actually 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 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 815-410-1231 to set up an appointment with us.