When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works nonstop during the coldest months. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the coldest days of the year in Winchester. You may not even think about the possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in emergency mode, and that’s not the best place to be. The Thornberry Bros Inc 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 evenly heated, your furnace may be failing. This problem could be remedied by making sure 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 Be sure to have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Thornberry Bros Inc. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more often. And rattling sounds could mean inner pieces aren’t operating 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 making appointments 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 life 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 Winchester, the team at Thornberry Bros Inc can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 859-745-1564 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.