When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works around the clock during the colder months of the year. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the chilliest days of the year in Jefferson City. You may not even think it’s a possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in crisis mode, and that’s not the most advantageous place to be. The Stieferman Heating Company Inc team can help. We’ve pulled together 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 struggling. You might be able to solve this problem by ensuring 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

Be sure to have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at Stieferman Heating Company Inc. 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 normally.

Too many repairs

It is known 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 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, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Jefferson City, the team at Stieferman Heating Company Inc can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 573-203-3908 to set up an appointment with us.