While the fall season has just begun before you know it, winter will be setting in. While a lot is going on during the winter season, from Thanksgiving dinner to Christmas activities, the one thing you need to be able to count on is your heater.
It’s important not to wait until your air and heating system goes on the fritz, or you’ll be left in a freezing house while you wait for a heating service to come out and repair your heating system. If you’re unsure whether your unit needs to be replaced, read on below for a few of the top signs that it needs to be as soon as possible.
1. Electric Bills Are Extremely High
If your electric bills are breaking the bank, it could be that your heater is the culprit. The older the furnace is, the harder it has to work to heat your home to a comfortable temperature.
If you’ve noticed your electric bills steadily increasing, then it’s time to call this heating and air company to inspect, then repair or replace the unit for you.
If you have your system inspected twice a year and the bills are still through the roof, then you might need to invest in a new heating system.
2. Unusual Noises
Most modern furnaces are relatively quiet, though they make creak and moan as they age. However, if you hear banging, hissing, rattling, or squealing noises, then it might be time to replace the heater.
It’s also best to turn the system off and leave it off until you have a professional come to look at it, as heaters that are defective in this way can be dangerous.
3. Constant Heating System Repairs
If you have your HVAC repairman on speed dial, that means you’re seeing him way more than you should. While regular maintenance and repairs are common for heaters, something is wrong with your system if you’re calling the repairman out to your home regularly.
If you have to have two to three repairs on the heater every winter, something’s wrong. Likewise, if you’re spending more for the repairman to fix your heater than it would to replace it, it’s time to dig into your bank account and replace the unit. A new heater will save you money not only on repairs but on your electric bills as well.
4. The Heater Cycles off and on Constantly
If the heater is installed the right way, then it should run on an even keel. Unfortunately, as the unit ages, it works harder to heat your home, meaning it will start to cycle on and off constantly. This runs up the electric bill and doesn’t heat the house the right way. This is an excellent reason to have a new unit installed before the winter season begins.
Replace Your Heating System Today!
These are a few sure signs that your heating system needs to be replaced. Make sure you have your heater replaced before the winter begins, as you don’t want to be left freezing until a repairman can arrive.
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