When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works constantly during the winter. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the coldest days of the year in Monroe. You may not even think about the possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in emergency mode, and that’s not the best place to be. The Lanz Furnace and Fireplace team can help. We’ve compiled this list of symptoms that your furnace may be showing 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 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 increased energy efficiency.

Your furnace is noisy

Be sure to have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace. Some people discover 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 mean 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 making appointments for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to look into a new system. Waiting too long to make a new purchase could end up costing 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 to be that old, you could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In Monroe, the team at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 608-291-3606 to set up an appointment with us.