Signs It’s Time For A Furnace or Heating System Installation

The Age of the System

With the right maintenance, a furnace can last up to 20 years. If your system is reaching its limit and you’re having to spend more on repairs than the unit is worth, it may be time to consider a new one.


As the furnace starts to go out, it will develop some tell-tale sounds, such as rattling, buzzing, or humming. These could be due to structural issues within the unit.

Uneven Heat

If one room is frequently colder than another, it may be because the system can’t keep up with the amount of work it takes to evenly heat the house.

If you do decide it’s time to install a new system, here are some quick tips on how to choose the right system for your home:

  • Choose a size furnace that will efficiently heat your own based on the number of rooms and the home’s insulation.
  • Consider the type — gas is most common, but there are also boilers or heat pumps.
  • Look at the efficiency rating — a rating between 60 and 80 is common, but they can go higher.

When it’s time for a new furnace, call the team at All Air Heating & Cooling in Fredericksburg.