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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works around the clock during the colder months of the year. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the coldest days of the year in Magnolia. 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 greatest place to be. The JTech Mechanical team can help. We’ve created 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 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 better energy efficiency.

Your furnace is noisy

Have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at JTech Mechanical. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more frequently. And rattling sounds could mean inner pieces aren’t functioning properly.

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 find you’re calling for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to look into a new system. Waiting too long to make a new purchase could end up costing you more money in the long run.

The average life expectancy 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 Magnolia, the team at JTech Mechanical can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 281-231-8768 to set up an appointment with us.