No one looks forward to the expense of a new home heating system, but at some point, HVAC replacement is inevitable. Of course, you do not want to replace a system that still has years of useful life left. But you do not want to leave yourself in the cold because you waited too long, either.
Knowing the signs that your home heating system is nearing its end will help you know when it’s time to replace yours (or not).
Your System is More than 10 Years Old
Most residential HVAC systems are warrantied for ten to fifteen years. With proper maintenance, you may be able to eek out a few more years from your system. However, if your system is nearing its 10-year “birthday,” you may at least want to look at your budget and start planning for the replacement expense. To know just how long you may expect your existing system to last, contact R & R Heating & Air for an inspection and maintenance service.
Your Energy Bills Are Rising
Your energy bills may be the best indicator of home heating system efficiency. If you maintain the same indoor temperature range each winter but this year your bills seem to be skyrocketing, then your system just isn’t performing optimally any more. Contact R & R Heating & Air for maintenance service. If cleaning and replacing wear parts isn’t enough to lower your energy bills, then a new system may be in your near future.
You Hear Odd Noises
Your heating system should operate nearly silently. If you hear rumbling or rushing sounds, something’s wrong…and likely something that cannot be remedied with a DIY fix. Contact R & R Heating & Air for service. Our technicians can provide temporary fixes in the event that your system is beyond cost-effective repair to give you time to shop for a new heating system.
Your Home Is No Longer Comfortable
When you notice certain rooms in your house are colder or warmer than others, it is a sign that your system is no longer operating effectively. This may be a ductwork issue; it may be a furnace issue. There’s only one way to find out—call R & R Heating & Air for repair service. If you need to upgrade your system, we will prioritize your service call to get your home comfortable ASAP.