When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works nonstop during the winter. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the most frigid days of the year in Chadron. 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 MPC Heating & Cooling team can help. We’ve pulled together this list of symptoms that your furnace may be exhibiting 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 reaching the end of its lifespan. 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 better energy efficiency. Your furnace is noisy Be sure to have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at MPC Heating & Cooling. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to switch on and off more frequently. And rattling sounds could be telling you that 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 start researching a new system. Waiting on 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 older, you could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In Chadron, the team at MPC Heating & Cooling can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 308-432-5301 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.