When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works nonstop during the colder months of the year. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the coldest days of the year in Erie. 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 best place to be. The Patterson & Stirling Inc 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 evenly heated, your furnace may be struggling. You might be able to solve this problem by making sure 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc. Some people find that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more frequently. And rattling sounds could mean inner pieces aren’t operating as they should be. Too many repairs It is known that older furnaces often fail, and before that happens they become less and less energy efficient. If you find you’re calling for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to think about a new system. Waiting on a new purchase could actually 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 could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In Erie, the team at Patterson & Stirling Inc can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 814-833-5558 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.