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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Your furnace works nonstop during the coldest months. This heavy workload often causes older furnaces to break down on some of the coldest days of the year in Mankato area. 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 Northern Comfort Inc team can help. We’ve created 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 heating evenly, your furnace may be struggling. This problem could be remedied 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 better energy efficiency.

Your furnace is noisy

Have a noisy furnace inspected by the pros at Northern Comfort Inc. Some people learn 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 operating normally.

Too many repairs

It is known 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. Delaying 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 older, you could benefit from a new, efficient and quiet system. In Mankato area, the team at Northern Comfort Inc can help you decide what would be best for you and your home. Call us at 507-387-6596 to set up an appointment with us.

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