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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Your furnace works constantly during the coldest months. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the chilliest days of the year in West Columbia. 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 Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., 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 failing. 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 prevent your furnace from working harder than it needs to. You could save your furnace and save some money with improved energy efficiency.

Your furnace is noisy

Have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc.. Some people discover that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more than it should. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t functioning as they should be.

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. 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 older, you might be better off with a new, efficient and quiet system. In West Columbia, the team at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 803-265-4208 to set up an appointment with us.

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