When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works constantly during the winter. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the most frigid days of the year in Wharton. You may not even realize it could happen 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating team can help. We’ve created 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 all approximately the same temperature, your furnace may be failing. 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 save 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 by the pros at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating. Some people discover 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 mean inner pieces aren’t operating properly.

Too many repairs

You probably realize that older furnaces often fail, and before that happens they become less and less energy efficient. If you’re needing furnace repair frequently, it’s time to start researching a new system. Delaying a new purchase could actually cost 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 to be that old, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Wharton, the team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 979-323-6130 to set up an appointment with us.