5 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Heating Oil System

Not only does your heating equipment affect the comfort of your home, but also your household spending. A high-efficiency heating system will prove to you its ability to operate safely while also saving you money. Yet, it can be tricky to determine whether or not your existing system needs to be replaced.

When Is It Time to Replace My Heating System?

If you’re between annual heating tune-ups from your Falmouth Energy HVAC specialist, take a look at your boiler or furnace to check on these few signs. They could mean it’s time for an upgrade.

  1. Strange Noises or Smells
    Every now and then we hear some unfamiliar noises coming from our basements. But if you begin to hear a strange humming, banging, or clunking noise coming from your heating system, it might be signaling a need for upgrading. Smelling something funky too? This could be another sign to upgrade.
  1. Uneven Heating
    If you’re noticing that some rooms are unnaturally cooler than others, there could be a decline in your heating equipment’s operation capabilities. Uneven distribution of heat can also be noticed if your thermostat reads a certain temperature, but other areas of your home don’t feel like it’s reaching it.
  1. Increased Energy Bills
    Decreased fuel economy, aka another reason to upgrade your heating system, will show through consistently climbing energy bills. This is especially true when there’s no extreme weather or household size increase to cause these rising bills. New high-efficiency models can reach efficiency ratings of up to 95, demonstrating much lower heating expenses.
  1. Dusty or Dry Air
    Evaluate the indoor air quality in your home, specifically if there are excess amounts of dust or drastic changes in air humidity. This can be the result of an outdated heating system. While regular maintenance will improve air quality, a heating replacement is a more effective solution.
  1. Increased HVAC Repair Frequency
    Take a look at your recent service history and keep an eye out for the number of breakdowns and repairs for your system. Investing in a new-efficiency heating system will be more cost-effective than continuing to spend your money on recurring repairs.

Does your current heating system present any of these symptoms? Contact Falmouth Energy to get a free estimate on a new high-efficiency heating system before winter weather arrives.