When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works constantly during the winter. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the chilliest days of the year in Madera. 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 most advantageous place to be. The Brian’s 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 heating evenly, your furnace may be struggling. This problem could be remedied by making sure 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 inspected by the pros at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc.. Some people discover that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more frequently. 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 needing furnace repair frequently, it’s time to think about a new system. Waiting on 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, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Madera, the team at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 559-675-1681 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.