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 break down on some of the coldest days of the year in the Upper Rio Grande Valley. You may not even think about the possibility until you come home to a freezing house one day. Then you’re in emergency mode, and that’s not the most advantageous place to be. The Cytech Heating & Cooling team can help. We’ve created this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying 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. 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 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling. Some people find that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more than it should. And rattling sounds could mean inner pieces aren’t working normally. 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 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 older, you might be better off with a new, efficient and quiet system. In the Upper Rio Grande Valley, the team at Cytech Heating & Cooling can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 956-630-3522 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.