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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Your furnace works around the clock during the coldest months. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the most frigid days of the year in Saint Charles. 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 greatest place to be. The Air Alliance Team team can help. We’ve compiled 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 evenly heated, your furnace may be struggling. Sometimes this problem can be solved by making sure your ductwork is properly sealed. Properly sealing your ducts can not only keep your home evenly heated, but it can keep 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 Air Alliance Team. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to switch on and off more than it should. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t operating properly.

Too many repairs

You probably realize 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 start researching a new system. Delaying 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 up there, you might be better off with a new, efficient and quiet system. In Saint Charles, the team at Air Alliance Team can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 636-229-1544 to set up an appointment with us.

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