When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works nonstop during the winter. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the chilliest days of the year in South Beloit and Belvidere. You may not even realize it could happen until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in disaster mode, and that’s not the most advantageous place to be. The Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. team can help. We’ve created this list of symptoms that your furnace may be showing 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 reaching the end of its lifespan. 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 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 by the pros at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.. Some people find that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to switch on and off more than it should. And rattling sounds could mean inner pieces aren’t working as they should be. 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 start researching 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 older, you could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In South Beloit and Belvidere, the team at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 877-389-2465 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.