When Should You Replace Your Furnace?12/30/2014 Your furnace works nonstop during the coldest months. This intense workload often causes older furnaces to fail on some of the most frigid days of the year in Rapid City. You may not even think it’s a possibility 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 Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc team can help. We’ve created 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 better energy efficiency. Your furnace is noisy Be sure to have a noisy furnace checked out by the pros at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc. Some people find 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 mean inner pieces aren’t working properly. 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 start researching a new system. Waiting too long to make a new purchase could actually cost you more money in the long run. The average lifespan 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 Rapid City, the team at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 605-342-5107 or set up an appointment with us online to see what we can offer.