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New Year, New Heating System: 5 Signs Your Heating System Needs in Upgrade

Posted on: January 17, 2024

HVAC technician servicing a furnaceAs we enter a new year, it’s the perfect time to consider a fresh start for your home’s heating system. Here are five signs that indicate you should upgrade to a new heating unit:

1. Your Heat Pump Is Over 10 Years Old

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.

2. Your Heating System Is Making Strange Noises

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.

3. Your Heating Bills & Your Heat Are Through the Roof

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.

4. Room Temperatures Vary Throughout Your Home

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.

5. Your System Cycles On & Off Frequently

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.

Request Heating Replacement From Len The Plumber Heating & Air

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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