Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Home Heating Unit

December 17, 2019

Winters in Canyon Lake can be extremely cold and uncomfortable, especially if your home heating unit isn’t functioning properly. With average low temperatures in the 40s, you want to ensure that your Canyon Lake home is always toasty warm and comfortable for every member of your family. However, your home heating unit may need more than a simple repair or two. Here are some of the most common signs that it’s time to replace your home heating unit.

It’s more than 10 years old

Although the lifespan varies based on the specific system, a general rule of thumb is that your HVAC system should be replaced every 10-15 years. The older the unit is, the more problems you’re likely going to have with it. If your heating system is more than 10 years old, you may want to consider shopping around for a new unit. Changing out your HVAC system before you require extensive repairs will save you more time and money in the long run. Newer HVAC systems also have more longevity than old models, so you can rest assured that your new heating unit will be in it for the long haul. 

Increase in your energy bill

If you notice a substantial increase in your energy bill over time that doesn’t correspond with typical seasonal fluctuations, it’s likely time to replace your HVAC system. If your heating unit isn’t working to its full capacity, it will expend more energy than normal and drive up your monthly energy bill. Whether it’s a problem with the ducts or your unit itself, an overhaul of your heating system will help save you money over time by instantly decreasing your monthly costs. Newer systems are also much more energy-efficient than old models, reducing your energy output and your expenses.

Significant noise increase

If any mechanical system begins making stranging noises, it’s never a good sign. A noticeable increase in noise from your heating system could indicate a serious issue with your unit. When this occurs, contact an HVAC repair specialist and have them diagnose the issue. They can determine whether you’ll need heating repair services or an entirely new unit. 

Constant repairs are needed

As your system becomes old, it will require more and more repairs in order to keep it functioning. At a certain point, a system replacement will save you significant money over constant HVAC repair services. If your heating unit constantly has something or another wrong with it and you find yourself calling a heating repair specialist constantly, consider purchasing a new home heating unit entirely in order to save time and money in the long run.

If you’ve noticed any of these common issues when it comes to your home heating unit, it may be time to upgrade your system. Taking care of your Canyon Lake home and keeping it comfortable for the winter should always be a top priority, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services and exceptional customer care. For more information about us or to schedule an appointment for a free estimate, give us a call at (951) 821-5521 today.

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