When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works around the clock during the colder months of the year. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the most frigid days of the year in Dresden. 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 McFadden Heating & Cooling team can help. We’ve created this list of symptoms that your furnace may be showing that will let you know a replacement may be necessary. Some rooms are colder than others If your rooms aren’t heating evenly, your furnace may be struggling. 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 prevent 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 inspected by the pros at McFadden Heating & Cooling. Some people learn 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 suggest that inner pieces aren’t functioning 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 look into a new system. Waiting on a new purchase could end up costing you more money in the long run. The average life expectancy of a furnace or boiler is about 15 years. So, if your system is getting up there, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Dresden, the team at McFadden Heating & Cooling can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 1-866-781-0111 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.