When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works constantly during the winter. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the most frigid days of the year in Scottsboro. You may not even realize it could happen 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 Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. team can help. We’ve pulled together this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying that will let you know it should probably be replaced. Some rooms are colder than others If your rooms aren’t heating evenly, your furnace may be struggling. You might be able to solve this problem 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 Have a noisy furnace checked out by the pros at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc.. 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 normally. 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 start researching a new system. Delaying a new purchase could actually cost 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 up there, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Scottsboro, the team at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 256-574-1300 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.