When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works around the clock during the colder months of the year. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the coldest days of the year in Carpentersville. You may not even realize it could happen 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc team can help. We’ve compiled 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 evenly heated, your furnace may be failing. 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 better energy efficiency. Your furnace is noisy Have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to switch on and off more frequently. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t operating 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 start researching a new system. Waiting too long to make 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 older, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Carpentersville, the team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 224-699-9229 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.