When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works constantly during the colder months of the year. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the chilliest days of the year in Lexington. 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 best place to be. The James Heating & A/C, Inc team can help. We’ve created this list of symptoms that your furnace may be showing that will let you know a replacement may be necessary. 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. Sometimes this problem can be solved by ensuring 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 improved energy efficiency. Your furnace is noisy Always have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at James Heating & A/C, 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 frequently. And rattling sounds could mean inner pieces aren’t working normally. 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’re needing furnace repair frequently, it’s time to look into a new system. Delaying a new purchase could cost 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 up there, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Lexington, the team at James Heating & A/C, Inc can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 336-853-6070 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.