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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Your furnace works nonstop during the colder months of the year. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to stop working on some of the coldest days of the year in the Bay Area. 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 Contra Costa Heating & AC team can help. We’ve pulled together this list of symptoms that your furnace may be showing that will let you know it may be time to replace it.

Some rooms are colder than others

If your rooms aren’t evenly heated, your furnace may be failing. 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 save 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

Have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at Contra Costa Heating & AC. Some people discover 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 suggest that inner pieces aren’t functioning properly.

Too many repairs

You probably realize that older furnaces often fail, and before that happens they become less and less energy efficient. If you find you’re calling for furnace repair frequently, it’s time to think about a new system. Waiting on a new purchase could actually 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 up there, you might be better off with a new, efficient and quiet system. In the Bay Area, the team at Contra Costa Heating & AC can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 510-343-9841 to set up an appointment with us.

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