When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works around the clock during the winter. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the most frigid days of the year in Longview. 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 most advantageous place to be. The Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. team can help. We’ve pulled together 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 all approximately the same temperature, your furnace may be failing. 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 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 Have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc.. Some people find that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more often. And rattling sounds could mean inner pieces aren’t working 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 making appointments for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to start researching a new system. Waiting too long to make 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 up there, you might be better off with a new, efficient and quiet system. In Longview, the team at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 903-758-0701 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.