3 Signs It's Time To Upgrade Your Home Heating System
If there is one thing we have picked up in our years of service to our customers, it is that we know how to spot when a home is in dire need of a new heating system. However, recommending to a customer that they should have a new heating system installed and actually convincing them of the fact are two very different things. Some homeowners will keep pouring money into the same old heating system year after year even though making the one-time upfront investment in a brand new system would actually save them a lot of money in the long run. The signs that it might be time to upgrade to a new heating system as opposed to repairing your old one are out there if you know what to look for. To help in this effort, your Palm Beach HVAC contractor have put together a short list of things to be on the lookout for that might give you an indication as to when replacement might be the better option than repair for your home's heating system.
The Total Cost Of Your Repair & Energy Bills Have Started To Add Up
If you find yourself having to call out a professional several times a month to address issues with your home's old heating system, it might be high time for a replacement. In addition, if the repairs you are having to call a professional out to fix are getting more and more complicated and more and more expensive, it is definitely time to start looking at different replacement options. It is always recommended that you start doing your replacement research early as opposed to waiting for your current heating system to completely break down before starting to look at other options. Also, if you have noticed your home energy bills continuing to climb month to month, there is a good chance that your heating system could be to blame. As it gets older and continues to wear, your heating system will run less and less efficiently, causing your energy costs to spike.
Your Heating System Isn't Functioning Correctly
This one might seem fairly obvious, but your heater's main function is to keep your home warm while it is cold outside. If your heater can't seem to perform its primary function, then it might be time to consider installing a unit that can. Reasons for your heating unit being unable to adequately heat your home can range from improper maintenance, wear and tear, or just not being properly suited to your home's heating needs. Installing a new heating system gives you a great opportunity to get a system in place that is perfectly suited to the needs of your home.
Your Heating System Is Getting On In Years
Even the most reliable heating systems won't function correctly forever. The older your heating system gets, the more issues it is likely to experiencing, especially if its maintenance has fallen by the wayside over the years. The age of your system can actually be the cause of the first two issues on this list, and will only make these problems more frequent as it continues to age. In addition, after your system reaches a certain age, repairing issues with it can become much more of a hassle and much more expensive as replacement parts become harder and harder to find. If your home's heating system has seen the turn of a decade or two, the most effective course of action is probably to opt for a replacement.