When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works constantly during the coldest months. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the most frigid days of the year in Arlington. 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 greatest place to be. The Service Max 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 may be time to replace it.

Some rooms are colder than others

If your rooms aren’t all approximately the same temperature, your furnace may be failing. Sometimes this problem can be solved by ensuring 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 Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning. Some people find 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 suggest that inner pieces aren’t working 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’re making appointments for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to start researching a new system. Delaying 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 to be that old, you might be better off with a new, efficient and quiet system. In Arlington, the team at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 360-255-5857 to set up an appointment with us.