With winter in full swing, your heating system is working harder to maintain the temperature in your home. A routine maintenance check by your local HVAC contractor should get you through the cold months ahead, however, once the weather starts to warm up, it may be time to consider replacing your trusty heating system.
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It may be difficult to tell when you need to start thinking about replacing your old heating system. In today’s blog, we give you some tips on warning signs to look for that indicate your heating system is on its last leg. If you see your heating systems exhibiting any of these signs, it may be time to schedule an appointment to have your heating system replaced.
Your Heating System is Old
Heating systems can last for a long time, but they can’t last forever. Experts suggest that a system that is more than 15 years old needs to be considered for retirement. You may think your furnace is working just fine, and that may be the case, but chances are it isn’t working to its maximum potential.
Maintenance and Repairs
You may have a heating system that had a good run but now you’re finding that you have to get it repaired more and more frequently. At some point, you will have to decide if the cost of repairs is worth it. Are you paying more than 50 percent of what you would pay to replace your heating system altogether? If the answer is yes, you may want to cut your losses and pay for the replacement.
High Energy Bills
Your energy bill will naturally be higher during the winter months because it costs more to heat your home than it does to cool it down. That being said, if you look at your monthly energy bill and see a significant increase in the cost, it may be the result of a heating system that needs to be replaced. Old or worn down systems will cost you more money because they are working harder. Newer heating systems will be more efficient and you will see a difference in both the output of your system and your monthly energy bill.
Your Rooms are Different Temperatures
Do you walk into one room of your home to find that the temperature feels notably much warmer or colder than the room you were just in? If you’re experiencing different temperatures throughout your home, it could be a sign that it’s time to say goodbye to your old heating system. It’s not uncommon for old heating systems to have trouble distributing the heat evenly in your home. This could also indicate a problem with outdated duct work as well.
It’s not uncommon for you to hear noises coming from your heating system, but if your system is being especially noisy or the normal sounds have become louder, it may be something you want to investigate.
In a previous blog, we gave you some tips on identifying the most common noises you may hear from your HVAC system. However, if any of the sounds you’re hearing are coupled with the concerns listed above, it’s probably a good idea to call the professionals.
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If it’s time to trade in your trusty heating system for a newer and more efficient model, then give our team a call. We have the experience needed to install your new heating system and get it up and running in no time! Make our HVAC company your go-to for all your HVAC needs. Contact us today!