When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works around the clock during the winter. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the coldest days of the year in Cedar Rapids. 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 best place to be. The Ilten's Incorporated 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 struggling. This problem could be remedied by making sure your ductwork is properly sealed. Properly sealing your ducts can not only keep your home evenly heated, but it can save your furnace from working harder than it needs to. You could save your furnace and save some money with increased energy efficiency. Your furnace is noisy Have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at Ilten's Incorporated. Some people learn that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more often. And rattling sounds could be telling you that 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 start researching a new system. Waiting on a new purchase could 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 older, it could be to you advantage to get a new, efficient and quiet system. In Cedar Rapids, the team at Ilten's Incorporated can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 319-363-0283 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.