When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works constantly during the colder months of the year. This demanding workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the coldest days of the year in Keokuk. You may not even think about the possibility 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 WM J Kraus & Son team can help. We’ve compiled this list of symptoms that your furnace may be displaying that will let you know it should probably be replaced. Some rooms are colder than others If your rooms aren’t all approximately the same temperature, your furnace may be failing. Sometimes this problem can be solved by ensuring your ductwork is properly sealed. Properly sealing your ducts can not only keep your home evenly heated, but it can keep 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 Always have a noisy furnace checked by the pros at WM J Kraus & Son. Some people discover that their system is actually too small for their home, which can cause it to cycle between on and off more frequently. And rattling sounds could mean inner pieces aren’t working 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 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 of a furnace or boiler is about 15 years. So, if your system is getting up there, you could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In Keokuk, the team at WM J Kraus & Son can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 319-524-3714 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.