When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works constantly during the coldest months. This heavy 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 about the possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in crisis mode, and that’s not the most advantageous place to be. The Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. team can help. We’ve pulled together this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying that will let you know it should probably be replaced. 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 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 Be sure to have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc.. Some people find 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 properly. 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 803-796-9172 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.