When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works around the clock during the coldest months. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the coldest days of the year in Aurora. You may not even think about the 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 Service Plus Mechanical team can help. We’ve pulled together 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 heating evenly, your furnace may be failing. This problem could be remedied by making sure 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 Have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at Service Plus Mechanical. 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 be telling you that inner pieces aren’t functioning 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’re making appointments for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to look into a new system. Delaying a new purchase could actually cost you more money in the long run. The average life 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 Aurora, the team at Service Plus Mechanical can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 630-473-4749 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.