How Do I Know If My Heating System Needs to Be Replaced?

How Do I Know If My Heating System Needs to Be Replaced?

Do you have one of the most common general service questions asked of HVAC contractors?

HVAC technician inspecting residential furnace

HVAC pros get asked a lot of general service questions. One of the most common is how to tell when a heating system needs to be replaced. Is this something you’re curious about? You’ve come to the right place. There are a number of telltale signs that can indicate it may be time to replace your old heating system. These include:

The Age of the Equipment

Is your heating system older than 10 years? If yes, the energy efficiency is significantly lower than a new system. By upgrading you could save up to 20% on your energy bills and bump up your efficiency to nearly 98%.

Repairs. And More Repairs

Do you find that you’re calling for service more and more each year? If your HVAC system requires repairs consistently, it’s a sign that you might be better off investing your money in a new system instead of constantly having to pay for repairs to an old one.

Inconsistent Temperature

Is your home warm-ish? Your home should feel comfortable with consistent temperature when your thermostat is set properly. If you feel like some rooms are too cool and some are too warm and that you’re constantly adjusting the thermostat, it’s a sign you could be due for a new system.

Lots of Noise, Lots of Dust

A loud heating system can be disruptive to your home life and to your family. A noisy system is definitely not running effectively, and it’s not making it a joy to be at home. Add to that extra dust and you know your system is not what it could be.

If you have any question that your heating system is outdated, the best course of action is to ask a professional. For this, and any other general service questions, contact a McCall’s dealer near you today.