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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Your furnace works around the clock during the winter. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the chilliest days of the year in Lake Forest. 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 most advantageous place to be. The 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. team can help. We’ve created this list of symptoms that your furnace may be exhibiting 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 reaching the end of its lifespan. You might be able to solve this problem by making sure 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

Be sure to have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. Some people find that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to switch on and off more often. And rattling sounds could mean inner pieces aren’t functioning as they should be.

Too many repairs

It’s no secret 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. Waiting too long to make a new purchase could end up costing 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 up there, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Lake Forest, the team at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 949-204-0859 to set up an appointment with us.

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