Your furnace works around the clock during the winter. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the chilliest days of the year in Franklin & South Indy. You may not even think it’s a possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in disaster mode, and that’s not the greatest place to be. The Winters Heating and Cooling team can help. We’ve created this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying that will let you know a replacement may be necessary.
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 confirming that 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 increased energy efficiency.
Your furnace is noisy
Always have a noisy furnace checked out by the pros at Winters Heating and Cooling. 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 suggest 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 start researching a new system. Waiting on 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, you might be better off with a new, efficient and quiet system. In Franklin & South Indy, the team at Winters Heating and Cooling can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 317-406-5382 to set up an appointment with us.