While replacing your heating system isn’t really looked at as a good thing, it can be. Why? Replacing a failing and/or aging heating system provides you an opportunity to increase your energy efficiency, be more comfortable and have a reliable system. However, it’s not always clear that it’s time for a heating replacement, so here are some factors to consider if you are on the fence:
High Energy Bills
If your energy bills have increased dramatically but you haven’t changed how you use your heating system and fuel costs haven’t gone up, there’s a good chance your system is costing you extra money. High energy bills can indicate that your system is no longer energy efficient, has a problem or both. Today’s heating systems are highly energy efficient and can save you money each month with lower energy bills.
Too Many Repairs
Has your system needed one repair after the next? It can be easy to get into a pattern of repairing an ailing system, but before you know it, you may have spent as much nursing along your current system as it would have cost to replace it. If your system has needed a lot of repair, or you are facing costly repairs to keep your system running, it may be time to see if your money is better spent on a new, reliable system.
Age is a factor with any kind of heating system. Why? As any electro-mechanical system ages, its components wear down and eventually can’t perform as well as it used to. There is a shelf life with home systems, just as there is with most other home products. The average lifespan of a combustion heating system is 15-20 years; if your system has reached this age or is older, and is experiencing the problems listed above, it may be time to consider replacement.
Don’t wait for a complete breakdown of your heating system to consider replacement. If you are seeing the signs that replacement may be a good idea, contact G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc., today and schedule heating replacement service in Marysville with one of our experts.