When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works around the clock during the winter. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the coldest days of the year in Hattiesburg. You may not even realize it could happen until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in crisis mode, and that’s not the greatest place to be. The Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning team can help. We’ve compiled this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying that will let you know it should probably be replaced.

Some rooms are colder than others

If your rooms aren’t heating evenly, your furnace may be failing. 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 save 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

Be sure to have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to turn on and off more than it should. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t functioning 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 look into a new system. Waiting too long to make 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, you could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In Hattiesburg, the team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 601-292-9763 to set up an appointment with us.