When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Heating

Your furnace works constantly during the coldest months. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the most frigid days of the year in Pella. You may not even realize it could happen 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 Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating team can help. We’ve pulled together this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying 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. 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 prevent 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 checked out by the pros at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to switch on and off more frequently. And rattling sounds could suggest that 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’re needing furnace repair frequently, it’s time to look into a new system. Waiting too long to make a new purchase could actually cost 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 to be that old, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Pella, the team at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 641-628-3621 to set up an appointment with us.

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