When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works around the clock during the winter. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the most frigid days of the year in Augusta. You may not even realize it could happen 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 McCune Heating & Cooling team can help. We’ve pulled together this list of symptoms that your furnace may be exhibiting that will let you know a replacement may be necessary. Some rooms are colder than others If your rooms aren’t all approximately the same temperature, your furnace may be struggling. 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 Be sure to have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at McCune Heating & Cooling. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more often. And rattling sounds could be telling you that inner pieces aren’t working 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’re making appointments for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to think about a new system. Delaying a new purchase could 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 to be that old, you could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In Augusta, the team at McCune Heating & Cooling can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 316-733-9123 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.