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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 30, 2014

Your furnace works around the clock during the winter. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the chilliest days of the year in Portland. You may not even think it’s a possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in crisis mode, and that’s not the greatest place to be. The Three Rivers Heating & Cooling team can help. We’ve compiled 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 struggling. 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 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

Have a noisy furnace checked out by the pros at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling. Some people learn 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 mean 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 making appointments for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to look into a new system. Delaying a new purchase could end up costing 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 Portland, the team at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 503-213-4433 to set up an appointment with us.