Heat pump systems over 10 years old likely have a lower ENERGY STAR® rating and can be inefficient.
According to U.S. Department of Energy, replacing an aging heat pump can save you up to 20% on your heating and cooling costs.
It’s okay to hear a clicking sound when your heating system turns on and hums while it’s running.
However, you should beware of screeching, clanging, or banging sounds that can indicate damage to your system’s blower motor or belt.
HVAC units that don’t function efficiently work overtime to keep up with comfort demands.
This can happen with inefficient systems over 15 years old or if there are other issues.
Poor attic insulation or leaky ductwork can make your heating system work double time and cost you double the money.
Inconsistent heating indicates that your heating system may need to be replaced. You can troubleshoot the problem by ensuring air return vents are open and air filters are clean.
However, the problem may lie in damaged ductwork or heating system failure.
Your system will turn off and on as required, but it shouldn’t be short-cycling or turning on and off too frequently.
Short-cycling can indicate an issue as small as a clogged air filter or a faulty thermostat. However, it could be something bigger, like a faulty heat exchanger or corrosion in your flame sensor.
Short-cycling can shorten the life cycle of your heating system and drive up your monthly bills. A professional can determine if a heating upgrade is the best solution to system short-cycling.
As we embrace the new year, consider this an opportunity to enhance the comfort and efficiency of your home. If you notice any of these signs, it may be the perfect time to invest in a new heating system.
Call Len The Plumber Heating & Air at (800) 950-4619(800) 950-4619 to request heating installation and replacement in the Baltimore area. We’re here to help you usher in the new year with reliable, top-notch HVAC solutions.
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