When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works nonstop during the colder months of the year. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the chilliest days of the year in Bossier City. 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 most advantageous place to be. The Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning team can help. We’ve pulled together this list of symptoms that your furnace may be showing that will let you know it may be time to replace it. 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 ensuring your ductwork is properly sealed. Properly sealing your ducts can not only keep your home evenly heated, but it can save 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 Have a noisy furnace checked out by the pros at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more than it should. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t functioning normally. Too many repairs It’s no secret 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 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 up there, you could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In Bossier City, the team at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 800-COOLING or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.