When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works nonstop during the coldest months. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the coldest days of the year in Franklin Lakes. 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 Total Comfort team can help. We’ve created this list of symptoms that your furnace may be showing 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 struggling. 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 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 Total Comfort. 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 suggest 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 think about 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 older, you might be better off with a new, efficient and quiet system. In Franklin Lakes, the team at Total Comfort can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 201-891-1333 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.