Do you need to replace your heating system?
Your comfort system is one of the biggest investments in your home, but It’s likely you don’t consider how well it’s performing or when it might break down. On the other hand, when something does go wrong with your system, it’s all you can think about. This is especially true in the winter months when we don’t want to be left without heat, shivering in our homes, and worrying about the expense of an emergency repair. While we obviously want our systems to last as long as possible, it’s important to know when it’s time to replace your heating system so you can count on a comfortable home year round.
Rising Energy Bills
The efficiency of your heating system reduces over time due to regular wear and tear, causing your energy bills to rise steadily. If your system is 10 years old or older, you’re probably experiencing higher than necessary energy bills. Unfortunately, every system will experience this over time and will need to be replaced at some point. Luckily, the heating systems offered by Garrison & Garrison can last well over 10 years, keeping your family comfortable and your energy bills low for many, many seasons to come.
Do you experience hot and cold spots throughout your home? It could be that you have an aging or inefficient heating system with dirty or damaged ducts. In this case, it might be best to replace your system with one that has newer technological advances to more efficiently and evenly heat your home. You may also experience hot and cold spots if you have too big or too small of a system for your home. Get the opinion of a professional from Garrison & Garrison before making any decisions.
If your heating system is constantly running without keeping you comfortable, it’s a sign that it has lost its capability to reach the desired temperature of the thermostat. There are a few other culprits that could go into the loss of heat from your home, such as damaged ductwork, missing weatherstripping, or improper insulation. However, if those issues are not the problem, it’s likely time to replace your heating system.
If your heating system is blowing out cold air, it may be time for a new system. There are quick fixes for a few other issues that could be causing this problem, but it could also be due to regular wear and tear on an old furnace or heat pump. Check to make sure your filters don’t need replacing and the thermostat is set to the correct temperature before calling a professional to ask about a replacement.
Every heating system will need repairs every now and then to continue running properly. However, if you’re constantly spending hundreds of dollars on repairs, you could save more money by replacing your heating system. Contact Garrison and Garrison for a free estimate on a new comfort system.
As an American Standard Customer Care Dealer, Garrison & Garrison cares about the comfort of your whole home. For more information on getting a new heating system for your home, give us a call at 256-859-8500. You can rest easy knowing your comfort system is in good hands with us.