When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works nonstop during the winter. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the chilliest days of the year in Williamsport. 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 Lycoming Heating Company team can help. We’ve compiled this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying that will let you know it should probably be replaced.

Some rooms are colder than others

If your rooms aren’t heating evenly, your furnace may be failing. 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 keep 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

Always have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Lycoming Heating Company. Some people discover 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

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 look into a new system. Waiting on a new purchase could cost 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 to be that old, you might be better off with a new, efficient and quiet system. In Williamsport, the team at Lycoming Heating Company can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 570-244-2510 to set up an appointment with us.