Is It Time for a Heating System Upgrade?

Published on: October 25, 2014

There are many things to consider when it comes to deciding if it’s time for a heating system upgrade. Given the high cost of an upgrade and the fact that your system affects your life on a regular basis, it’s important to get the timing right. While there may be unique aspects to your situation, there are generally three main areas to consider when thinking about a heating system upgrade.

System Age

The performance of systems decline over time. Additionally, newer technology usually brings benefits like higher energy efficiency and faster heating, widening the gap between an upgrade and an old heating system. If you’ve been consistent with system maintenance, expect to get over 10 quality years out of your system.

How Well It Performs

Heating systems that exhibit a decline in performance typically exhibit one of two symptoms: rising energy consumption, which will present itself via higher energy bills, and poor heating, which you might see when the system runs constantly.

If there isn’t an easy fix for these problems, it might be a combination indicating your system’s time is nearly up. Start comparing saving from a new high efficiency system to what you are paying now. If the numbers make sense, consider an upgrade.

Breakdown Size and Frequency

While a few minor issues are nothing to worry about, if your heating system continually breaks down, it’s going to be expensive, stressful and uncomfortable. It may be worth upgrading to have a system that will run smoothly for years to come. You may also be forced to replace the heating system if you experience a major breakdown where it doesn’t make sense to repair.

If you’ve got questions about a heating system upgrade, or for other home comfort concerns, contact AirConditioningSouthEast.com. We can help you find an experienced HVAC technician near your home.