Summer may feel like yesterday, but these chilly mornings are a harsh reminder of what’s ahead for all of us. Whether you live in Toms River or anywhere else in Ocean County, NJ, repairing your heating may have crossed your mind at least once or twice already. In the interest of keeping your home warm, toasty, and livable this winter, we thought we’d review some of the hints that your heating is due for servicing.
The real trick to maintaining a proper heating system is knowing which one is best suited to your space. If you’re serious about keeping your home hospitable, and your body in a state of homeostasis, you want your system working as efficiently as possible.
Sometimes it may be that your heating system is functional, but simply insufficient for the home you’re occupying. In these situations, homeowners in Tom’s River, and nearby areas, have relied on us for furnace or boiler installations and everything in between.
The Old and Aged Heating System
One of the clearest indicators that your heating system has to go is quite often the number of years it’s been operating. Your average furnace, burning day and night, winter to winter, will likely last you around 15 to 20 years. If you’re more proactive than your average home, annual maintenance can extend the life expectancy of your heating by perhaps another few years. Ultimately though, a 20-year-old furnace will rarely be efficient enough to keep up with the newer models on the market.
Unusually Costly Utilities
Whenever your gas or electric bills spike, it’s the clearest hint to investigate and assess the state of your HVAC systems. The longer you procrastinate with maintenance or installation of a newer unit, the more you’ll pay in the long run. You’ll save yourself money in the end if you have a qualified HVAC tech survey your heating unit.
A Cacophony of Odd Noises
If you hear an orchestra of burps and bangs sounding from your basement, your heating system may in fact be the culprit. We don’t have to tell you that your furnace shouldn’t be louder than