During the winter months we count on our heating equipment to keep our homes warm, but did you know that your boiler or furnace also affects your household spending and family’s safety? Lower heating costs, improved efficiency, and greater value are just a few of the benefits high-efficiency heating systems bring to the table. Over time, your existing heating equipment will begin to exhibit symptoms that will indicate the need for a replacement.
What to Watch For
How can you tell when it is officially time to invest in new equipment? Keep an eye out for these tell-tale signs that it is time to replace your heating system:
- Strange Noises or Smells
Take note of any out-of-the-ordinary humming, clunking, or banging. Abnormal odor can also be a red flag.
- Uneven Heating
Your heating system’s performance could be going downhill if your thermostat reads a typical temperature but heat isn’t reaching all areas of your home equally.
- Dusty or Dry Air
Excess amounts of dust or drastic changes in air humidity can be a sign of an ineffective heating system.
- Equipment Age
If your boiler or furnace is 15 years or older, you should seriously consider an upgrade. Not sure how old your equipment is? Check the serial number, an installation date sticker, or call the manufacturer.
The Benefits of an Upgrade
As your heating system ages, its efficiency and performance will decline. Performance decrease can show itself in your energy bills and repair service visits. If these start to increase in frequency, it is probably time to invest in a high-efficiency model so that you can stop spending money maintaining an inefficient unit.
- Save money—up to 40% annually!
- Better comfort
- Improved air quality
- Extended lifespan
- Increased resale value
Want to learn more about high-efficiency heating or ask our team about replacement signals? Contact Eshenaurs; we’re happy to help!