When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works constantly during the winter. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the coldest days of the year in Chicago. You may not even think about the 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 iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning team can help. We’ve compiled 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 heating evenly, your furnace may be reaching the end of its lifespan. 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 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 Always have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to turn on and off more often. And rattling sounds could mean inner pieces aren’t functioning as they should be. 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 look into a new system. Waiting on a new purchase could end up costing 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 Chicago, the team at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 773-704-0640 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.