When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works nonstop during the coldest months. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the coldest days of the year in the Main Line. You may not even think it’s a possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in emergency mode, and that’s not the greatest place to be. The O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning team can help. We’ve compiled this list of symptoms that your furnace may be showing that will let you know it may be time to replace it. Some rooms are colder than others If your rooms aren’t heating evenly, 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 prevent 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 by the pros at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to switch on and off more frequently. And rattling sounds could suggest that inner pieces aren’t working as they should be. Too many repairs It is known 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 start researching a new system. Delaying a new purchase could cost you more money in the long run. The average life expectancy of a furnace or boiler is about 15 years. So, if your system is getting to be that old, you could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In the Main Line, the team at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 610-626-2540 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.