When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works nonstop during the winter. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the most frigid days of the year in East Peoria. You may not even think it’s a 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 Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC team can help. We’ve compiled this list of symptoms that your furnace may be exhibiting 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 reaching the end of its lifespan. This problem could be remedied by ensuring your ductwork is properly sealed. Properly sealing your ducts can not only keep your home evenly heated, but it can keep 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 checked by the pros at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more than it should. And rattling sounds could be telling you that inner pieces aren’t functioning 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 think about a new system. Waiting on 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 to be that old, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In East Peoria, the team at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 309-437-2703 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.