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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Your furnace works around the clock during the winter. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the chilliest 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 best place to be. The Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc team can help. We’ve pulled together 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 ensuring 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 improved energy efficiency.

Your furnace is noisy

Be sure to 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 often. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t operating properly.

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 224-412-8308 to set up an appointment with us.

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