5 Signs You Need a New Heating System

Was winter hard on your heating system? Whether you’ve known for a while that you need to upgrade your furnace or boiler, or you’re just curious about the signs to watch for, read this blog post.

How Can I Tell If My Heating System Should Be Replaced?

Keep an eye on your boiler or furnace for these tell-tale signs that it is time for an upgrade:

  1. Strange Noises or Smells

    1. We all expect to hear some mystery 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. Abnormal odors can be another red flag.
  2. Uneven Heating

    1. Do you feel exceptionally warm in some rooms of your house and unnaturally cold in others? If your thermostat reads a typical temperature, but heat is not reaching all areas of your home equally, that can indicate the decline of your equipment’s operation capabilities.
  3. High Energy Bills

    1. As your heating system ages, its efficiency will start to decline. Consistently climbing heating costs, without extreme weather or household size increase, is 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.
  4. Dusty or Dry Air

    1. Assess your home’s indoor air quality. 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 over time a replacement is the only sure-fire solution.
  5. Increased Repair Frequency

    1. Like any piece of machinery, your heating equipment will suffer from more breakdowns as years of wear and tear go by. Look back on your recent service history. Instead of spending your money on recurring repair visits, you will get more bang for your buck by investing in a new high-efficiency system.

Related Post: Benefits of Having a Professional Perform Preventative Maintenance

Perhaps your heating equipment is showing one or more of these signs. Does that mean it’s going to stop working on you? Not necessarily, but 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 equipment breakdowns
  • Reduced fuel efficiency, sucking money out of your wallet
  • Discomfort for your family or business if the heat gives out

Contact Blueox Energy To Request Service

Avoid the hassle and worry caused by fading equipment by requesting a free heating installation quote from our experts here at Blueox Energy. 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.

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