When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works constantly during the coldest months. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the coldest days of the year in Florissant. You may not even realize it could happen until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in crisis mode, and that’s not the best place to be. The B & B Heating & Cooling team can help. We’ve compiled this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying 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 failing. This problem could be remedied by confirming that 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 B & B Heating & Cooling. Some people learn 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 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. Waiting too long to make 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, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Florissant, the team at B & B Heating & Cooling can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 314-838-9800 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.