When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works constantly during the colder months of the year. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the chilliest days of the year in Colfax. 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 most advantageous place to be. The Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning team can help. We’ve pulled together 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 all approximately the same temperature, 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 Have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning. Some people discover that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to turn 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. 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 Colfax, the team at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 509-397-3622 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.