Heating season is upon us, and with it comes a lot of added stress on your heating system. If your heater is not going to be able to keep you warm throughout the cold season, it’s important that you replace it as soon as possible. You don’t want to have it unexpectedly break down on you in the middle of winter, do you? Read on to find out how to tell if you need a new heating system.
As your heating system ages over time, it will gradually wear down. This wear and tear will accumulate on the various parts of the system, causing it to lose efficiency. The heater will stay on for longer and longer periods of time in order to compensate for the lost efficiency, which in turn will cause your monthly bills to rise. If your heating bills are rising for no apparent reason, it may be that you need a new heating system.
All heating systems need repairs every once in a while. However, those repairs should be spaced pretty far apart until the system gets older. An older system has so much wear and tear on it that various parts of it will start to fail in large groups. If you need to repair your heater every few months, it’s a good sign that you need to install a new system.
Heaters are manufactured to last right around 15 years. You can keep your heater operating past that point, of course, providing you’re willing to spend enough money on it. Once it reaches that point, though, it’s honestly more cost-effective to just install a new system.
Carney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers a full range of heating installation services throughout Doylestown, PA. If you need heating services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment.