Keeping you and your family warm is one of your home’s most important functions, especially during the cold fall and winter months. It is important to keep an eye on the health of your home’s heating system all year round so you aren’t stuck waiting for repair or replacement equipment when it’s cold out.
For most systems, there will be specific signs letting you know your heating system needs to be replaced before it becomes fails entirely. Here are three clear signs it’s time for a heating system replacement.
When Your Heating System Is Too Old
Energy experts recommend re-evaluating your heating and air conditioning equipment every 10 years. If your equipment is over 10 years old, or if you aren’t sure how old it is, it might be a good time to consider a heating system replacement or have a technician provide an inspection to give you more insight on the age, health, and performance level of your system.
Your Energy Bills Are Too High
If your energy bills are increasing, despite not having a drastic increase in usage, it may be time to contact a heating contractor. Increasing energy bills could be an indication that your heating equipment is using more energy to function properly, which is a common issue with older systems. Having a heating contractor replace your system for a more energy-efficient model could result in you saving money in the long run.
When you begin noticing minor functionality issues with your heating system, it is a good idea to contact a heating repair contractor immediately before the signs get any worse. Some common initial functionality issues include unusual noises coming from your equipment, experiencing cold temperatures in some rooms of your house and not others, or humidity issues within your home (experiencing the air being too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer) can all be clear indications it is time to replace your heating system.
As systems age past 10 years, they often start to fail. If you find yourself needing to make minor repairs to your home’s heating system, you may want to consider replacing the system entirely. Often, this will actually save you money by reducing maintenance, repair costs, and increasing your energy efficiency.
Finding a Heating Contractor
Once you determine it may be time to replace your heating system, it's important to find the right heating contractor. We made this handy guide to help you find someone who deserves your trust: 10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Heating Contractor.
Here at Paragon Home Comfort Solutions, we would love to assist you in the repair or replacement of the heating and air conditioning systems in your home. Contact us today to get started.