February 26, 2021
During our long winters in Pennsylvania, you rely on your heating system to keep your home warm, cozy, and safe. You want to get the most out of your heating system because its performance also affects your household spending. Today’s high-efficiency systems have proven their value in cost savings, operation, and safety, but you may be wondering if you need an upgrade. How do you know when it’s time to upgrade your heating equipment? Read on to learn about some of the tell-tale signs that it’s time to replace your heating system.
If you’re between your annual tune-ups from Dwyer, keep an eye on your heating equipment for these signs.
Dry and Dusty Air: Do an assessment of your home’s indoor air quality. Are there excess amounts of dust or are there drastic changes in the air’s humidity? Both can be signs of an inefficient heating system. Regular maintenance can help improve indoor air quality, but the best way to beat these problems is with a new high-efficiency heating system.
Uneven Heating: Do some rooms in your home feel exceptionally warm while others still feel cold? If your thermostat is set at a typical temperature, but you’re experiencing uneven heating throughout your home, it may be a sign that your heating system is on the decline.
High Heating Bills: As your heating system ages, it will begin to lose efficiency, and you’ll notice that your heating bills will start to consistently climb. If you’re experiencing consistently high heating bills without extreme weather or an increase in household size, the high costs may be the result of decreased fuel efficiency, meaning it’s time for an upgrade.
Increased Repair Frequency: As the years go by, like any piece of machinery, your heating equipment will begin to break down more often. Review your recent service history. The money you’re spending on repairs might be better invested and cost you less down the road if you upgrade your heating system.
Strange Noises and Smells: It’s probably normal to hear some mystery sounds coming from the basement every now and then, but if you start to hear humming, banging, and clunking coming from your heating system, it could be time for a replacement. Strange odors are another red flag.
If you’re noticing any of these signs with your heating equipment, you know it’s time for an upgrade. Contact us at Dwyer to get a quote on your new installation.