5 Signals That It Is Time to Upgrade Your Heating System
Winter on the Cape can be unpredictable to say the least. Make sure your current heating system is up to the challenge. Your heating system’s effectiveness is essential to keep your family warm and your spending low. How can you tell when it’s time to upgrade your current equipment to a new high-efficiency system? Let your equipment do the talking.
In between maintenance from Falmouth Energy, use this guide to watch for telltale signs that it is time to replace your boiler or furnace:
1. Uneven Heating
Have you noticed that some areas of your home are exceptionally warm, while others are significantly colder? Check to see if your thermostat is set to a typical temperature. If that is the case but heat is still not reaching all rooms of your house equally, this can indicate problems with your system’s operational abilities.
2. Higher Than Average Bills
Over time, your heating equipment’s efficiency will decline. Steadily climbing heating costs without household size increase or extreme weather to blame is a clear sign of decreased fuel economy. New high-efficiency heating systems can reach efficiency ratings up to 95, which translates into significantly lower annual energy bills.
3. Abnormal Smells and Sounds
For most homeowners, a mystery creak or thump coming from the basement is to be expected. But, if you begin to hear your heating system make out-of-the-ordinary banging, clunking, or humming noises it may be time for an upgrade.
4. Increased Repair Frequency
Just like any other piece of machinery, years of wear and tear will cause your heating equipment to suffer more breakdowns. Instead of spending your money on consistent repair service, you can make the most of your spending by investing in a new high-efficiency model.
5. Dry or Dusty Air
Excess amounts of dust or drastic changes in humidity between rooms can be caused by ineffective heating equipment. Regular system maintenance will improve air quality, but eventually a replacement is the only foolproof solution.
If your current furnace or boiler shows any of these symptoms, contact the experts at Falmouth Energy to get an estimate on a new system before winter weather is here to stay.