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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Your furnace works around the clock during the winter. This heavy 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 most advantageous place to be. The Ilten's Incorporated 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 heating evenly, your furnace may be struggling. This problem could be remedied by ensuring 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

Be sure to 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 mean inner pieces aren’t working 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 start researching 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 up there, 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 319-208-3295 to set up an appointment with us.

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