Your heating unit is an essential part of keeping your home comfortable and at safe temperatures. However, many people don't realize that it's time for an upgrade until the heating system isn't working at all. The best way to combat heating repairs and make sure your heating and cooling system runs smoothly, even when the weather is at its worst, is to pay attention to the signs that you need an upgrade. Here we look at five signs that it could be time for a new heating unit.
Odd or loud noises are coming from the unit
There are normal sounds that come from a heating unit, and then there are those odd and loud sounds that make you scratch your head. Even if the system is reaching the desired temperature, if it sounds like it is struggling to get there, it won’t be long before a heating repair or replacement is necessary. Get the experts involved to diagnose the issue so that you can get everything up and running again.
A rising energy bill
Energy bills fluctuate based on the season and how often you use your heating and cooling system. But, there is a reasonable amount of fluctuation, and then there is a significant difference. If you have noticed your heating bill has been gradually rising, have an HVAC technician take a look to see what the trouble is.
Major repairs keep occurring
When you have massive heating repairs that seem never to end, an upgrade may be the key to saving money. While the initial cost of a replacement may be more than the repair, you'll save money in the long run because your energy bill will be lower with a new heating installation (and you won't have to worry about repairs for quite some time).
The heating unit is getting older
Because a heating unit is a complex piece of equipment, age will play a role in how well it performs and when it is time for upgrades. The older the heating unit, the more susceptible it is to repairs. Instead of throwing a lot of money at quick fixes and major repairs as your heating unit ages, consider a new installation.
A visual inspection shows cracks or corrosion
When you take the time listen to your heating unit, make sure you are also spending time looking at it. If you notice cracks or corrosion anywhere on the system, get a specialist involved to find out if a repair will take care of the problem or if it is time for an upgrade.
Not sure if you need a heating unit upgrade? The specialists at SSI will complete a diagnosis to get to the root of the problem, so you get a quality repair or installation – and right now we have a heating system inspection special! Call today at (703) 991-0909 or schedule a service appointment now.