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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Your furnace works around the clock during the coldest months. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the most frigid days of the year in Des Moines. 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 greatest place to be. The Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling team can help. We’ve compiled this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying that will let you know a replacement may be necessary.

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 confirming that 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 increased energy efficiency.

Your furnace is noisy

Have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Kohles & Bach 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 suggest that inner pieces aren’t operating properly.

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 needing furnace repair frequently, it’s time to look into a new system. Delaying a new purchase could actually 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 Des Moines, the team at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 515-207-6569 to set up an appointment with us.

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