When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works around the clock during the coldest months. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the most frigid days of the year in Hattiesburg. You may not even think about the possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in emergency mode, and that’s not the best place to be. The Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning team can help. We’ve pulled together 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 evenly heated, your furnace may be failing. 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 prevent 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 Have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning. Some people find that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to turn on and off more frequently. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t operating as they should be. 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. Delaying a new purchase could end up costing 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 up there, you might be better off with 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 601-268-3486 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.