With the 2015 winter season in full swing, we at Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling thought it would be wise to share 3 signs that might mean it is time for you to invest in a new heating system.
Your Heating System Is More Than 10 Or Even 20 Years Old
First of all, this is right at the top of ENERGY STAR’s list of when it is time replace your heating unit.
These days, we are aware that many people are trying to find ways to save money—even if it means neglecting to replace an old heating or air conditioning unit. However, units that are old or out-of-date should be replaced because that will mean saving on future energy costs—often savings that are 20-30%. If you are unsure of how old your system is, or would like to know more about how newer models will save you money, you can contact us at Hutchinson to have an evaluation done on your current unit.
Your Utility Bills Are Consistently On The Rise
This also goes along with the first sign we mentioned. If you start to notice a gradual increase in your gas or electric bills, this is another strong indicator that you need a new heating system. Plus, as heating systems age, their efficiency will begin to decline. The older it gets, the harder it has to work because of all of the extra energy it requires to function.
Your Unit Is Breaking Down & Constantly Needs To Be Repaired
Just like your car needs replacement parts and repairs as it ages, so will your heating unit. Plus, if getting your car repaired again means that it will now be nothing but a money pit, most will just begin shopping for a new vehicle. Therefore, if you are investing a lot of money into repairing your unit—once or twice every few months—it might be time to consider consulting with the repairman about getting a new unit. In fact, the repairs you are making on your unit over a year might add up to how much you might spend on a new unit!
In the end, there is no denying that having a professional come out to your home or business will help you determine whether you need a new unit. If you would like to have one of our professionals evaluate your system please do not hesitate to reach out to us, whether you notice something out of the ordinary, or related to the three signs we mentioned above!