November 4, 2019
The seasons are changing! As warm days are quickly turning into chilly nights, homeowners in Northwest Philadelphia and Montgomery County are preparing for the unpredictable Pennsylvania weather. During those cold months, your boiler or furnace is responsible for not only keeping your family warm and comfortable, but also keeping household spending to a minimum. Many new high-efficiency heating systems today have proven their value, but how can you tell if it is officially time for a newer, better-functioning model?
Contact Dwyer, your HVAC specialist, if you notice any of these tell-tale signs.
5 Tell-Tale Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Furnace or Boiler:
1. Strange Noises or Smells
It is normal to hear some noises from your heating system every now and then. However, if you hear an out-of-the-ordinary humming, banging, or clunking, as well as an abnormal odor coming from your furnace or boiler, it may be time to consider a new heating system.
2. Uneven Heating
Do you ever feel as though some rooms of your house are unusually warm compared to other parts? Sometimes your thermostat will read a normal temperature, but many areas in your home will not feel even close to the real temperature. This can indicate that the operation of your heating system is in decline.
3. High Energy Bills
Over time, your heating system will age and work less efficiently. You may notice that your energy bills are gradually increasing without any obvious reason, which is a clear symptom of decreased fuel economy. Newer heating system models can reach efficiency ratings of up to 95 percent, which means significantly lower heating fuel expenses.
4. Dusty or Dry Air
One major sign that it is time to get a new oil or gas heating system is a change in air humidity. Do you ever feel as though the air in your home is very dry, making it harder to breathe? If so, it’s time to get a maintenance check on your heating system (or even purchase a new one).
5. Increased Repair Frequency
Like any piece of machinery, there will be moments when your heating system stops working and needs to be fixed. These repair visits will become more and more frequent as your heating system gets older. It is much more cost-efficient and convenient to purchase a new heating system.
If your current boiler or furnace shows any or all of the above signs, contact Dwyer to get a FREE estimate on a new high-efficiency heating system!