When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works nonstop during the coldest months. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the coldest days of the year in Wisconsin Rapids. You may not even realize it could happen 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 Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc team can help. We’ve created this list of symptoms that your furnace may be exhibiting that will let you know it should probably be replaced. Some rooms are colder than others If your rooms aren’t evenly heated, your furnace may be struggling. This problem could be remedied by ensuring your ductwork is properly sealed. Properly sealing your ducts can not only keep your home evenly heated, but it can save 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 inspected by the pros at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc. Some people discover 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 suggest that 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 making appointments for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to start researching a new system. Delaying 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 older, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Wisconsin Rapids, the team at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 715-421-5555 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.