When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works nonstop 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 Metro Atlanta. You may not even realize it could happen until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in disaster mode, and that’s not the greatest place to be. The ACS Inc team can help. We’ve pulled together this list of symptoms that your furnace may be exhibiting that will let you know it may be time to replace it. 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. You might be able to solve this problem by confirming that 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 checked by the pros at ACS Inc. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to turn on and off more than it should. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t operating 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 needing furnace repair frequently, it’s time to start researching a new system. Waiting on a new purchase could end up costing you more money in the long run. The average lifespan 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 Metro Atlanta, the team at ACS Inc can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 770-939-7500 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.