When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works around the clock during the colder months of the year. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the most frigid days of the year in Middletown. 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 greatest place to be. The Schagrin Gas Company team can help. We’ve created this list of symptoms that your furnace may be showing that will let you know it may be time to replace it. Some rooms are colder than others If your rooms aren’t all approximately the same temperature, your furnace may be struggling. Sometimes this problem can be solved 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 Schagrin Gas Company. Some people discover that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more frequently. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t functioning 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 needing furnace repair frequently, it’s time to think about a new system. Waiting too long to make a new purchase could actually cost 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 older, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Middletown, the team at Schagrin Gas Company can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 302-658-2000 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.