Telltale Signs: Is It Time to Replace Your Heating System?

October 23rd, 2017

As temperatures start to drop, homeowners in our area count on their heating equipment to keep things cozy. Warmth is essential during a Pennsylvania winter, but don’t forget about how your heating system performance can affect your household safety and spending! New high-efficiency heating systems have proven their worth in safety, operation, and cost savings. How can you tell when it’s time to trade in your current equipment for a newer model?

During the months in between your annual tune-ups from Dwyer, watch your boiler or furnace for these warning signs that it is time for an upgrade:

1. Increased Repairs

As years of wear and tear go by, your heating equipment will begin to suffer more breakdowns from daily use. Check out your recent service history to review the frequency of your repairs. Instead of spending on consistent repair visits, invest in a new high-efficiency system to make your money go the distance.

2. Climbing Energy Expenses

As your heating equipment gets up in age, its efficiency levels will start to decline. Higher heating costs, without extreme weather or household size increase to blame, is a clear indication of decreased fuel economy. New high-efficiency heating systems can reach efficiency ratings of up to 95, which will translate to significantly lower annual heating costs.

3. Abnormal Smells or Noises

A mysterious bump or two from the basement is to be expected, but if you start to hear excessive humming, clunking, or banging coming from your heating equipment you could be due for a replacement. Strange odors can also be another red flag.

4. Dry or Dusty Air

Review your home’s indoor air quality. Noticeably increased amounts of dust or drastic changes in air humidity can be symptoms of a declining heating system. Regular maintenance from a Dwyer HVAC specialist will improve indoor air quality, but eventually a replacement is the only foolproof solution.

5. Uneven Heating

Have you noticed that some rooms in your home are exceptionally warm and others are abnormally cold? If your thermostat is reading a standard temperature, but heat is not adequately reaching all areas of your house, this could signal the deterioration of your equipment’s operating abilities.

Does your boiler or furnace exhibit any or all of these signs? Get in touch with the pros at Dwyer for a free estimate on a new high-efficiency heating system before cold weather is here to stay!