When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works nonstop during the winter. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the most frigid days of the year in Colorado Springs. You may not even think it’s a possibility 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 Mitchell Heating team can help. We’ve pulled together this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying that will let you know a replacement may be necessary. Some rooms are colder than others If your rooms aren’t heating evenly, your furnace may be reaching the end of its lifespan. 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 better energy efficiency. Your furnace is noisy Have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at Mitchell Heating. 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 mean 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 needing 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 older, you could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In Colorado Springs, the team at Mitchell Heating can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 719-596-6677 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.