Realizing that you have to replace your home heating system isn’t a pleasant revelation. In fact, it can be downright disheartening. These systems are complicated and expensive to install and, with so many available options, it can be hard to know exactly what you’ll need.
Knowing how complicated and expensive home heating systems are, you want to make sure that it really is time for a replacement before you move forward with such a large project. But how will you know when you need to replace your home heating system? There are actually a few easy things to watch for to make your decision easier.
Some of the heating system warning signs are pretty obvious. For instance, if your house is not being heated evenly or if the system is making a lot of noise, you should consider an upgrade.
You should also seriously consider a replacement if your boiler or furnace is more than 15 years old. Even if it still seems to be working fine, equipment this old is usually not efficient. You could wind up saving a lot over time by replacing an older model with a newer, more energy efficient one.
Another major indicator that it’s time for a new heating system is if your system is breaking down frequently. This type of equipment shouldn’t need repairs and maintenance all that often, so this is a good sign that something isn’t right. Also, you don’t want to wait so long that your unit fails completely, leaving you without heat until a replacement can be installed.
Along these same lines, if you notice a sudden increase in your heating bills, you should question if your home heating system is functioning as it should. As these systems begin to fail, they can become substantially less efficient, leading to a higher bill for you and causing ever greater wear on the system itself.
While the problems mentioned may seem obvious, there are some other, less clear–cut issues that can also signal that your heating system should be replaced. For instance, indoor humidity issues can be the result of improperly functioning heating equipment. You may also want to have someone come and check your heating system if you’re having problems with dust build–up in all areas of your home.
If you have any concerns about these or other home heating issues, our experts will be happy to help you determine exactly what you need. We take our commitment to customer service very seriously and won’t try to sell you something you don’t need. We value the relationship we have with each and every one of our customers and we want to see you get the right product at the best price around.
We’ll come in and evaluate your current heating system and then give you our recommendation. If it is time for your system to be replaced, we offer several excellent options for replacement systems. Your budget and living situation may dictate which solution is most appropriate. We can help you weigh the pros and cons of each system to make a final decision on which one is right for you.
When you purchase a home heating system from Standard Plumbing, we’ll happily come back for regularly scheduled maintenance every year to ensure that your system is still running at peak efficiency. Also, if you ever have any questions or concerns about a piece of equipment we’ve installed for you, we’re only a phone call away.