When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works around the clock during the winter. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the coldest days of the year in Olathe. You may not even realize it could happen until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in crisis mode, and that’s not the most advantageous place to be. The Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning team can help. We’ve pulled together 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 failing. 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 keep 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 Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. Some people discover that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to switch on and off more than it should. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t operating properly. 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. Delaying 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 older, you might be better off with a new, efficient and quiet system. In Olathe, the team at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 913-432-3342 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.