Your heating system is one of the most essential parts of your home. As winter kicks into high gear here in New Jersey, your heater is the only thing standing between your family and the frigid temperatures outside. As a homeowner, you may be wondering how to know when it’s time to upgrade your home heating unit. Below are some indications it’s time to go out with the old and in with the new.
You Hear Strange Noises
If you hear shaking, rumbling, or rattling noises coming from your heating system, a blower suddenly becoming louder, or your furnace starting to groan, it may be time for a replacement. These sounds signal a mechanic error on the inside of your unit that could be anything from worn-out pipes to a broken blower wheel.
Your Heating Unit Has Seen Better Days
If your unit is more than ten to fifteen years old, it’s time to consider an upgrade. Even the best heating units were not built to last forever. With age and use, machines slow down, become increasingly inefficient, and their parts become old and need constant repairs. If you have an oil, gas, or propane furnace, an older unit can put your family’s health at risk with corroded metal and cracks in the system that can leak gas into your house. Replacing your old heating unit is not only a safe choice but can help you save money and headaches in the long run.
Your Heating Bills are Too High
A jump in your monthly heating bill is a sign that something could be wrong with your heating system. A new heating system should run at higher efficiencies and lower your energy bill. But, if something is broken, it was improperly installed, or has seen better days, then you can expect your energy bills to skyrocket, especially during a cold snap. Upgrading your HVAC unit is a great way to help save money and lower your energy use.
Uneven Temperatures Throughout Your House
Have you noticed rooms or floors in your house that are warmer than others? Uneven temperatures in your home are a sign that your heating unit is not working as it should, and your unit’s operational capabilities are on the decline. Upgrading your heating unit can ensure an evenly warmed home.
The HVAC Tech is Always Coming Over
Do you know your HVAC tech by name? As much as we love seeing our customers and getting to know them, if you have an HVAC tech come over to fix your unit frequently, it might be time to consider upgrading to a new unit. Frequent repairs can quickly become so costly that replacing your old unit with a more efficient, reliable one makes more sense. Upgrading your unit that is constantly breaking down can save you money down the road and give you a sense of peace that your heating system won’t break down when you need it the most.
Upgrading your heating system can be the difference between a warm, cozy home this winter and having to worry about the comfort, and safety, of your family. If you have been experiencing any of these signs, it might be time to take the leap and upgrade your heating unit.
At A.J. Perri, we not only provide and install heating units but can help you determine which unit is the right one for you and your family. Visit our website or give us a call at (732) 733-2548 to talk to an experienced tech today.