When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works nonstop during the colder months of the year. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the most frigid days of the year in Zelienople. 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 greatest place to be. The Knoechel Heating Company team can help. We’ve compiled this list of symptoms that your furnace may be showing 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. You might be able to solve this problem by ensuring 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 Be sure to have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Knoechel Heating Company. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more often. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t working 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’re needing furnace repair frequently, it’s time to look into 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 up there, you could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In Zelienople, the team at Knoechel Heating Company can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 724-452-6280 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.