When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works nonstop during the colder months of the year. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the most frigid days of the year in Beaverton. 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 Garoken Energy Co. Inc. 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 evenly heated, your furnace may be reaching the end of its lifespan. Sometimes this problem can be solved by ensuring 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

Always have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at Garoken Energy Co. Inc.. Some people discover 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 mean inner pieces aren’t working 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 find you’re calling for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to think about a new system. Waiting too long to make 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 Beaverton, the team at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 503-374-1934 to set up an appointment with us.