When it starts to get chilly, your heating equipment is not only responsible for keeping things cozy, but its performance also affects your household spending. Today, high-efficiency heating systems have proven their value in operation, safety, and cost savings. But how can you tell when it’s officially time to replace your boiler or furnace? More often than not, your equipment will tell you.
Check out this list of the five tell-tale signs that you need to replace your heating system. If your boiler or furnace is showing any of these signs, you’ll want to look into upgrading to a new model before winter is here to stay.
- Strange Noises or Smells
We all expect to hear some mystery noises now and again from the basement. But if you start to hear out-of-the-ordinary humming, banging, or clunking coming from your heating system, it could be time for a replacement. Abnormal odors can be another red flag.
- Uneven Heating
If your thermostat reads a typical temperature, but heat is not reaching all areas of your home evenly, that can indicate the decline of your equipment’s operation capabilities.
- High Heating Bills
As your heating system ages, its efficiency will start to decline. Consistently climbing heating costs, without extreme weather or household size increase, is a clear symptom of decreased fuel economy. New high-efficiency models can reach efficiency ratings of up to 95, which means significantly reduced heating expenses.
- Dusty or Dry Air
Excess amounts of dust or drastic changes in humidity can be a result of an ineffective heating system. Regular maintenance will improve indoor air quality, but over time a replacement is the only sure-fire solution.
- Increased Repair Frequency
Like any piece of machinery, your heating equipment will suffer from more breakdowns as years of wear and tear go by. Look back on your recent service history. Instead of spending your money on recurring repair visits, you will get more bang for your buck by investing in a new high-efficiency system.
Make a Smart Investment
If you notice any or all of the above signs from your heating system, it’s a good idea to get started on a replacement now. High-efficiency Bioheat® fuel boilers and furnaces are a smart investment because they are efficient, affordable, and compatible with Bioheat® fuel, which is a blend of high-quality heating oil and renewable biodiesel. You can feel good about your new system and know that you use a fuel that is better, cleaner, and safer for our environment.
Contact your local heating provider to get a quote on a new heating system and make sure to ask about rebate opportunities.