Your furnace works around the clock during the colder months of the year. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the most frigid days of the year in Des Moines. You may not even realize it could happen until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in disaster mode, and that’s not the best place to be. The Heartland Heating & Cooling team can help. We’ve created this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying that will let you know it may be time to replace it.
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 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
Be sure to have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Heartland Heating & Cooling. Some people find 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 be telling you that inner pieces aren’t functioning as they should be.
Too many repairs
It’s no secret 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. Waiting too long to make 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, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Des Moines, the team at Heartland Heating & Cooling can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 515-344-3579 to set up an appointment with us.