Though the people in Houston, Texas, usually experience milder winters, we still rely on our central heating systems to keep us comfortable in the colder months, especially the last couple of weeks. Like most things, over time and use, the system fails and will require replacing. When it does need to be replaced, you want to be sure to invest in quality products and a skilled HVAC contractor, such as Absolute P&M Services to ensure it is properly installed. Unfortunately, not too many homeowners recognize the signs that their heating system is on the downhill spiral of its lifespan, and replacement takes them by surprise. With this in mind, we would like to share the symptoms of a permanently failing heating system.
What is Considered an Old Furnace or Boiler?
If you do not know how old your heating system, chances are, it is old. The more likely it is that you will benefit from replacing it with a newer model. Though many units begin to lose efficiency after 10 years, furnaces tend to last around 18 years, depending on the care it received in its lifetime and the quality it is. Also, if you have a boiler, they last similarly as long as furnaces. Now might be a good time to invest in a new model, in the event your home’s current furnace or boiler is nearing 10 years in age.
Why is My Heating Bill So High?
Heating systems must work harder to keep the home at a designated temperature, when the systems lose their efficiency. Even though your home is not any warmer than you normally have it during this time of year, the higher heating bills are typically the result. To help you determine if a new furnace or boiler will help you reduce your heating, a professional is better to assist you.
Frequent Heating Repairs
The experts should not be coming to see you too often, though a heating repair company can help you maintain a comfortable and inviting home as well as the occasional repair. You can benefit from a new heating system in the event you are calling for heater repair multiple times a year. Not only will you enjoy the comfort of your home again but buying new heater will end up costing less than scheduling repair after repair.
Thermostat Not Working Efficiently
Connected to your home’s heating system is the thermostat. You will not be able to make your home warmer when it gets cold outside, if it is not working properly. There is something wrong with your heating system if you are having to adjust your thermostat constantly in order to get the temperature you want. To allow you to have a reliable thermostat, a heating replacement might be the solution in this case.