Your furnace works constantly during the coldest months. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the most frigid 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 crisis mode, and that’s not the greatest place to be. The Patterson & Stirling Inc 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 heating evenly, your furnace may be failing. You might be able to solve this problem 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
Be sure to have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Patterson & Stirling Inc. Some people learn 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 normally.
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 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 older, it could be to you advantage to get 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 814-308-0416 to set up an appointment with us.