How to Determine Whether It’s Time to Upgrade Your Home’s Heating System

Discovering that your heating system has malfunctioned during one of the coldest days of the winter can be a nightmare. It can be even more aggravating if you just spent a pretty penny to have a heating contractor come out and make repairs, or replace some parts of the system. In fact, if you find that this is the second time in one month that your heating system has malfunctioned, this could be a sign that it’s time to consider an upgrade.

While the amount of repairs that you make to your home’s heating system can certainly be a sign that it’s time for a new unit, there are many others that could indicate it’s time to have a new one installed.

The heating system is more than two decades old.

There is no denying that current home heating systems work much better than they ever have before. And, like every other appliance in your home, the older your system gets, the less efficient it becomes. Therefore, one sign that it’s time to start shopping for an upgrade is if you just celebrated your heating system’s 20th year of keeping you warm.

Your utility bills have steadily been on the rise, and it looks like there’s no chance of them slowing down.

Even though there is a multitude of reasons why your utility bills could be on the rise, one culprit could be your heating system. Similar to what we mentioned above, the older your system gets, the more energy it requires to work. So, if your heating system is getting old and your utility bills are also on the rise, it’s likely time that you need to consider acquiring a new system.

Your heating system does not work the way you programmed it to work.

If it is obvious that some rooms in your home are much warmer than others, this could be a sign that your thermostat could be malfunctioning. However, if your thermostat checks out fine, the entire system might just not have the capabilities to heat every room properly, and will thus need to be replaced with a more efficient unit that can handle heating your home.

When it all comes down to it, whether or not your system needs to be replaced will depend on how old it is. Sure, there are some instances where you might find yourself making a couple repairs one month, but if it’s an old system—it’s time to talk with a heating company about installing a new system.

To hear more warning signs that could indicate it’s time for a new heating system, please call or email us at any time.

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