When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works around the clock during the coldest months. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the most frigid days of the year in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio. You may not even think about the possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in disaster mode, and that’s not the best place to be. The Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. team can help. We’ve compiled this list of symptoms that your furnace may be exhibiting 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 struggling. 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 checked out by the pros at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc.. 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 mean inner pieces aren’t working 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 needing furnace repair frequently, it’s time to think about a new system. Waiting on a new purchase could actually 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 to be that old, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Napoleon and Northwest Ohio, the team at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 419-592-4756 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.