When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works constantly during the colder months of the year. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the chilliest days of the year in Lawrence. 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 greatest place to be. The Scott Temperature 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 all approximately the same temperature, 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 increased energy efficiency. Your furnace is noisy Be sure to have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Scott Temperature. Some people find that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to turn on and off more often. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t operating properly. 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 needing furnace repair frequently, it’s time to think about a new system. Delaying a new purchase could end up costing you more money in the long run. The average life of a furnace or boiler is about 15 years. So, if your system is getting to be that old, you might be better off with a new, efficient and quiet system. In Lawrence, the team at Scott Temperature can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 785-843-2244 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.