February 6, 2023
During the chillier months, your heating equipment in the Cape Cod area is not only responsible for keeping things cozy, but its performance also affects your household spending. Today, high-efficiency heating systems have proven their value in operation, safety, and cost savings. But how can you tell when it’s time for repairs, or when you should retire your existing system for a newer model? More often than not, your equipment will tell you.
Top Signs You Need A Heating System Upgrade
If you’re between annual tune-ups from your Falmouth Energy HVAC specialist, keep an eye on your boiler or furnace for these five tell-tale signs that it’s time for an upgrade:
Strange Noises or Smells:
We all expect to hear odd noises now and again from the basement. But if you start to hear out-of-the-ordinary humming, banging, or clunking coming from your heating system, it could be time for a replacement. Strange odors can be another red flag.
High Energy Bills:
As your heating system ages, its efficiency will naturally start to decline. If you notice consistently higher energy bills that can’t be linked to extreme weather or household size increase, it’s a clear symptom of decreased fuel economy. New high-efficiency models can reach efficiency ratings of up to 95, which means significantly reduced heating expenses.
Dusty or Dry Air:
Your home’s indoor air quality can tell you a lot about what’s going on with your heating system. For example, excess amounts of dust or drastic changes in air humidity can be a result of an ineffective heating system. Regular maintenance will improve indoor air quality, but eventually, the only solution to this problem will be a replacement.
Are you noticing that you feel very warm in some rooms of your home and unusually cold in others? If your thermostat reads a typical temperature, but heat is not reaching all areas of your home equally, that can indicate your equipment should be repaired or replaced.
Increased Repair Frequency:
A repair visit for your heating system every once in a while isn’t alarming. But if you find you’re spending your money on recurring repair visits, you’ll get more bang for your buck investing in a new high-efficiency system.
Is your heating equipment showing one or more of these signs? If the answer’s yes, then it’s probably time for an upgrade to a high-efficiency heating system rather than continuing repair calls. It’s important to note that there are a few major downsides to running equipment that’s in need of replacement. Here are the top reasons why you should avoid using equipment showing the above symptoms when possible:
Running Exhausted Equipment Puts You at Risk For:
- Expensive and stressful heating system breakdowns
- Reduced fuel efficiency, which reduces the money in your wallet
- Discomfort for your family or business if the heat gives out
Need a Heating System Replacement? Falmouth Energy Can Help!
Avoid the hassle and worry caused by an aging heating system by requesting a free heating installation quote from the experts at Falmouth Energy. We’ve been serving homeowners and businesses in Southeastern MA for over a century, and we’re proud to be your trusted source for a comprehensive range of energy products. We’ll get you set up with a brand-new furnace or boiler that will meet your heating needs at a price that can’t be beaten. Get in touch with us today!