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 break down on some of the coldest days of the year in Raceland. You may not even think it’s a possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in disaster mode, and that’s not the most advantageous place to be. The Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service team can help. We’ve compiled 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 evenly heated, your furnace may be struggling. Sometimes this problem can be solved by making sure your ductwork is properly sealed. Properly sealing your ducts can not only keep your home evenly heated, but it can save 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 inspected by the pros at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service. Some people learn 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 as they should be. Too many repairs You probably realize 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 look into a new system. Waiting too long to make a new purchase could cost you more money in the long run. The average life of a furnace or boiler is about 15 years. So, if your system is getting up there, you might be better off with a new, efficient and quiet system. In Raceland, the team at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 985-537-6795 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.