When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works constantly during the colder months of the year. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the coldest days of the year in Tuscaloosa. 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 KDM Service Corporation 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 all approximately the same temperature, your furnace may be reaching the end of its lifespan. 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 prevent 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

Have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at KDM Service Corporation. Some people discover that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to turn on and off more than it should. And rattling sounds could be telling you that inner pieces aren’t working properly.

Too many repairs

You probably realize that older furnaces often fail, and before that happens they become less and less energy efficient. If you find you’re calling for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to look into 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 could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In Tuscaloosa, the team at KDM Service Corporation can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 205-208-8090 to set up an appointment with us.