When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works constantly during the colder months of the year. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the chilliest days of the year in Portland Metro. You may not even think about the possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in emergency mode, and that’s not the best place to be. The Central Air Inc team can help. We’ve compiled 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 heating evenly, your furnace may be reaching the end of its lifespan. You might be able to solve this problem by confirming that 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 improved energy efficiency. Your furnace is noisy Always have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Central Air Inc. Some people discover 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 functioning normally. Too many repairs You probably realize 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 look into a new system. Waiting on 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 older, you could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In Portland Metro, the team at Central Air Inc can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 503-656-1908 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.