When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works constantly during the winter. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the coldest days of the year in Utica. You may not even think it’s a possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in crisis mode, and that’s not the most advantageous place to be. The Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. team can help. We’ve compiled this list of symptoms that your furnace may be exhibiting 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 struggling. 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 improved energy efficiency. Your furnace is noisy Be sure to have a noisy furnace checked out by the pros at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc.. Some people discover 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 working normally. 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 think about a new system. Waiting on a new purchase could 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 older, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Utica, the team at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 586-731-0950 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.