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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works around the clock during the colder months of the year. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the most frigid days of the year in Carpentersville. You may not even think it’s a possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in emergency mode, and that’s not the greatest place to be. The Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc team can help. We’ve created 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 heating evenly, your furnace may be reaching the end of its lifespan. You might be able to solve this problem by confirming that 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

Have a noisy furnace checked out 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 cycle between on and off more than it should. And rattling sounds could be telling you that inner pieces aren’t working normally.

Too many repairs

You probably realize 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 start researching a new system. Waiting on a new purchase could 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 Carpentersville, the team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 224-412-8308 to set up an appointment with us.