When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works around the clock during the winter. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the most frigid days of the year in Charlottesville. 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 most advantageous place to be. The Beck Cohen team can help. We’ve created 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 evenly heated, your furnace may be failing. This problem could be remedied 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 improved energy efficiency. Your furnace is noisy Be sure to have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Beck Cohen. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more frequently. And rattling sounds could mean inner pieces aren’t operating properly. Too many repairs It is known 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 think about a new system. Delaying 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 to be that old, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Charlottesville, the team at Beck Cohen can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 434-296-0129 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.