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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

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 coldest days of the year in Lawrence. You may not even think it’s a 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 pulled together 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. Sometimes this problem can be solved 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 out by the pros at Scott Temperature. Some people find that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to switch on and off more frequently. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t operating as they should be.

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 think about a new system. Delaying a new purchase could 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 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 785-269-0465 to set up an appointment with us.

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