Six Signs Your Heating System Needs to be Replaced

Your home is the heart and most of your family’s supply of heat. You might have one or two heating systems, but all of them are bound to be broken one day. The heat your home provides is the wherewithal of life, and a well-stocked heating system is one of the best ways to maintain that heat.  In this blog post, we will explore what are the signs that your heating needs to be replaced.

  • If you can hear weird noises from your system

    Your heating system is supposed to be quiet. If you've installed a new heating system and it's already making weird noises, there could be a problem. It could also be that your old heating system has reached the end of its lifespan and needs replacing. Either way, don't ignore the sound—it's time to call in a professional to take a look at it, and if necessary, replace it.

    Strange sounds coming from your heating system doesn't just mean that something is wrong with the system itself—it means there's probably an underlying problem that has yet to be identified. One common cause of noises from heaters is loose ductwork: if your ducts aren't securely fastened, they will rattle when the heater turns on, making all kinds of strange noises—a sort of buzzing or rattling sound. Not only does this mean that you're not getting efficient heat delivery throughout your home (since air is escaping through the loose ducts), but it also means there's a risk of fire due to overheating. If you have loose ducts, get them fixed right away—and while you're at it, have someone check out your heating system

  • If you have humidity problem at home

    If you are a homeowner, you likely understand the importance of keeping your home as comfortable as possible. One way to do that is to ensure that your HVAC system is functioning optimally. Over time, however, some air conditioners and heaters will show signs of wear-and-tear, which is why it may be beneficial to replace your heating system if you believe it is not working properly.

    One sign of a faulty system is increased humidity in your home. Whether your heating system needs replacing or just needs a minor repair, one thing is certain: you shouldn't wait too long to address this issue. If you wait too long, you may need to replace your entire HVAC system instead of just repairing it. This can end up costing thousands of dollars that could have otherwise been avoided!

  • If you have uneven heating

    A heating system is the most important part of your home's infrastructure. It not only keeps you comfortable, but it also protects you from the cold and whatever germs may be spreading around outside. Without a functioning heating system, it's difficult to go about your daily life: cooking, cleaning, sleeping.

    If you notice that some parts of your house are colder than others, or if your home doesn't reach the temperature you set on your thermostat in a reasonable amount of time, there may be an issue with the way heat is being distributed throughout your house. In this case, it's likely that replacement parts won't be enough to fix the problem. Instead, you should consider replacing your entire heating system so that every room in your house can stay as warm and cozy as possible.

  • If it’s already old and inefficient

    Heating systems are complicated and they can get old. If you have an older model and it is not working efficiently anymore, you do not need a repair. You need to think about a replacement.

    A heating system may still be working but it might not be as efficient as it was when you first bought it. You can save money by investing in a new one now. With the extra money that you will save, a new heating system will pay for itself very quickly.

    A new heating system will also work more effectively than an older one. Modern technology has allowed for more efficient ways to heat your home and you can take advantage of those advances by getting a new heating system now.

  • If your heating bills are rising

    Is your heating bill getting out of hand? Is your heating bill rising faster than the temperature outside is falling? It's time to upgrade your heating system.

    If you've been using your current heating system for a while, it's probably time to get an upgrade. No matter how well you maintain it, over time, your equipment will become less efficient and more costly to operate. When you update this equipment, your energy bills will go down. Newer systems are more efficient at this process than their old-school counterparts, meaning they can keep your home warm with less energy use, which translates into lower bills for you.

  • If your system needs frequent repairs

    Let's face it: the older the heating system, the more frequently you'll have to call for repairs. The older a system gets, the more likely it is that parts are going to start breaking down. And if you're lucky, those repairs will be cheap—but don't count on it.

    Before the cold weather arrives, try and get a handle on what exactly is wrong with your heating system. If you notice that all of your repairs seem to be related, or they're taking longer and longer to finish up, you might want to look into getting a new heating system. It may seem like an expensive decision at first, but when you add up all of the money you've been spending on repairs, we think you'll find that replacing your old heating system is actually more economical than repairing it.

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So when you feel the chill of winter or really cold nights, there’s nothing better than turning up your heating system. But what do you do when your heating system is no longer able to keep you warm? These are the signs that your heating system is no longer operating at a functional level. If you notice any of these signs from this blog post, it’s time to call the experts at Foreverwarm for a replacement.  Contact us to learn more!